New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Students study on the newly renovated first floor of Bobst Library. The renovations include new couches, blue carpeting and updated lighting fixtures.

Bobst Library to undergo more renovations in coming months

The library’s newly designed ground floor was revealed to the NYU community last week, with more changes, including a coffee shop and new carpeting, to come within the next few months.
Aashna Miharia, Contributing Writer October 24, 2023

Bobst Library unveiled its first-floor renovation on Oct. 17, but NYU is already planning additional changes to the space, such as adding a coffee shop, modifying the existing...

Four people sit in the first floor of Bobst Library with purple construction wallpaper with the text REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” behind them.

Bobst Library undergoing first floor remodel

Improvements on the building’s first floor — including new furniture, updated lighting and a redesigned study space layout — will be open next month.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev September 13, 2023

The university is remodeling the first floor of Bobst Library to include new furniture, lighting and study spaces by mid-October — marking the library's first ground floor renovation...

A wall covered with purple wallpaper and text saying “REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” above “MID-OCTOBER 2023.”

Opinion: Bobst’s construction is too disruptive for studying

Between taking away places to study and making it hard to focus in class, construction in the library is doing students more harm than good.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 13, 2023

The first week of classes is typically a favorite among students, as assignments tend to be lighter and exams are still months away. For the unlucky students who already have labs...

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Women’s History Month, Italian fashion and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 27-March 5.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2023

The torso of a person holding a champagne glass with a silver ring on their finger. The person wears a dark blue outfit with light blue gems.

A Colorful Evening

Was it a wrench, a pipe or a knife that brought the party grinding to a halt? Only a few people know the answer…
Shay Jones, Contributing Writer December 11, 2022

Two people sitting on a circular bench talking to each other with their backpacks on a floor of black-and-white geometrically patterned tiles at Bobst Library.

How to know if you’re going on a study date or a date-date

Here’s the not-so-scientific method of figuring out whether or not it’s time to love or grind.
Charles Roth-Douquet, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

The atrium of Bobst Library as seen from its lobby. Visitors walk in and out of the building.

Opinion: Bobst Library is falling apart

Bobst is an iconic library, but it needs to be modernized so that it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Hannah Kim, Contributing Writer April 6, 2022

With springtime comes throngs of bright-eyed, turquoise-nametag-wearing high schoolers who can be seen sauntering around NYU’s campus. They’ll make stops at the Kimmel Center...

Two TVs mounted on the wall behind a help desk at the Bobst Library Computer Center. Both TVs are turned off.

Opinion: Bobst should stop playing CNN on that one TV all the time

Since LL1-16 has been converted into a study space, it should be fully treated as one. Watch Anderson Cooper on your own time.
Jules Roscoe, UTA Staff Editor February 25, 2022

If you spend serious time at Bobst Library, you know about LL1-16. It's the glass-encased room located just off the staircases down from the lobby. Before NYU adjusted its...

Bobst Library is a popular spot on campus for twenty-four hour studying. NYU Libraries is launching a project to make 150,000 books available through SimplyE. (Staff Photo by Taylor Knight)

Students will be able to digitally access 150,000 NYU Libraries books from their phones

A new NYU Libraries program will scan coursebooks, ebooks, reference works and audiobooks and make them accessible for students and faculty on their mobile devices and tablets.
Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

NYU Libraries launched a pilot project last month to make more than 150,000 books available to faculty and students through SimplyE, a free e-reader app developed by the New York...

Commencement speakers organization just made a donation towards NYU libraries. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

Grant from Commencement Speaker’s Foundation Funds Library Preservation

The grant will fund preservation of scholarly works that contain media files like audio recordings and simulation.
Emily Mason, Deputy News Editor April 22, 2019

Music Professor Robert Rowe experienced every scholar’s nightmare when he tried to open the original digital version of his book, which was published in 1992. The old Microsoft...

Located on 425 6th Ave., the Jefferson Market Library is home to a multitude of progressive collections.

Book It to One of These Six Libraries to Beat Bobst Blues

Shirley Cahyadi, Staff Writer November 15, 2016
Bobst isn't the only library accessible to NYU students. Here are some branches of the New York Public Library in the Washington Square area.