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NYU Health Sciences Library: Lapidus Library


Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library 

Medical Science Building, Ground Floor

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

(646) 501-2986 


Please note that access to the branch facilities may vary based on your institutional affiliation. For more information, please refer to our access privileges chart.

The branch is open 24 hours to holders of NYULH ID cards.

The branch is staffed at the following times:
Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Onsite Services

  • Six group study rooms - click here for information about the rooms and to make reservations
  • 34 public computers (15 Mac and 19 Windows) and two scanners 
  • State-of-the-art classroom with 24 seats, suitable for team-based learning
  • Technology innovation room, featuring a data visualization station, 3D printers, and a large interactive display
  • Quiet reading room, with plenty of outlets for charging devices
  • Common area with lounge seating 
  • Interlibrary Loan & pick up via lockers located at the service desk 
  • Extensive research collections that are almost exclusively digital
  • Small collection of circulating books focusing on medical humanities
  • Service desk where you can speak with library staff (Monday through Friday 9-4:30pm)