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Grad Students, finish your semester right!

April 29, 2009

Bobst Library offers a number of ways to support grad students during the busy end-of-the-semester crunch:

Extended Hours: The stacks are open for study until 3AM during final exams, May 2-13. Lower Levels are open 24/7.

Expanded Seating: We will be offering extra seating in selected areas of the library.

FREE Coffee: Get complimentary coffee during finals after 6pm at the snack bar on Lower Level 1.

FREE Stress Management Assistance: The Student Health Center will be offering sessions on relaxation and self-hypnosis to improve concentration and reduce anxiety. May 5th from 10am to 12pm and May 7th from 2:30 to 4:30 in seminar room 1-17A (next to the circulation desk opposite the elevators, around the corner from the Elmer bust)

Reference Assistance: The reference desks are open as usual (1st floor: Mon-Thurs 10am-9:45pm, Fri 10am-6:45pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1-7pm), and you can always IM a librarian (screen name: AskBobst) Mon-Wed from 10am-midnight, Thurs 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6pm, and Sun 1pm-10pm. For more info on Ask-a-Librarian, go to:


Text-a-Librarian at Bobst

April 1, 2008

Bobst Library’s Ask-A-Librarian service is now available via text message (SMS) from your mobile device. Service is currently offered during business hours, as well as limited evening and weekend hours. You can text your questions to 646-265-1342.

Don’t forget you can still ask us questions over email and IM! For more information, check out our Ask-A-Librarian page:

Margaret Smith
Physical Sciences Librarian
Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
IM (AIM, GTalk, MSN, Y!): bobstmeg

Chat with Us Via Google (and Yahoo, MSN and AIM)

March 29, 2007

AskBobst is our library’s screen name for Instant Messaging reference service. We are happy to announce that in addition to Yahoo, AIM, and MSN Instant Messaging services, we are also available via Google Chat.

To chat with us via Google, simply add AskBobst to your Gmail contacts:

AskBobst is usually online during regular daytime hours, and you may sometimes catch us on weekends and evenings as well. Remember that if AskBobst is not online, you can always send reference questions via email to our Ask-a-Librarian service: