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NYU Health Sciences Library: Robbins Library (LOH Branch)

Detailed information on library staffing, services, resources and equipment

Library Manager

David DeSimone

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Onsite Resources:

  • 17 public PCs with access to the Health Sciences Library collection of over 285,000 ebooks, 15,000 ejournals and 185 databases
  • One Lanier 5054 (scanner only - no printing / photocopying is available)
  • 2 Health Information Management (HIM) accessible pcs
  • Reading room, with plenty of outlets for charging devices
  • Two study alcoves
  • Lounge seating 
  • Interlibrary Loan & pick up via lockers located near library exit
  • Journal stacks collection (limited)
  • Book stacks collection (limited)
  • Office where you can speak with library staff (Monday through Friday 9-5pm)

Conference Room

Conference Room Equipment and Scheduling

The conference room can accommodate up to 8 people and is equipped with a Windows PC, webcam, and a 72" touchscreen monitor. To reserve this conference room, please visit the HSL reservation page and scroll down to locate the Herman Robbins Library section.

Note: If you are reserving the room from an offsite location that is not connected to the NYULH network, please access our reservation page via Network Desktop to complete the reservation process.


Book Checkout

Steps for Self-Checkout:

  1. Take a photograph of the book barcode, ensuring that your NYULH ID is placed next to the barcode at the back of the book.
  2. From your NYU Langone email account, email the photo to If you do not use an email account from NYU Langone, please be sure to include your Kerberos ID in the message.
  3. Use "Borrowed" as the name in the subject line.

iPhone taking picture of book and ID

Please note that the loan period for books is 4 weeks. As a courtesy, you will receive a reminder email a few days prior to the due date.

Book Lockers

Book Locker Pickup:

To pick up a book that you have ordered through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan services from the NYU Health Sciences Library, please follow these steps:

  1. When the book is ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification from the Robbins Medical Library staff. This email will include a barcode representing a transaction number (TN). You can either type in the TN or use the handheld barcode reader available at the computer kiosk located near the library entrance.
  2. Enter the transaction number correctly into the computer. Once entered, the computer will display a locker number and a 4-digit combination that you will need to retrieve your book from the book lockers.
  3. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please feel free to contact the library via email or phone at (212) 598-6275.

book lockers at the Robbins Library

To return a book, please use theBOOK RETURNSslot located next to the manager's office.

Book Returns

Books may be returned to:

Herman Robbins Medical Library
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Second Floor
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-6275

Please find the BOOK RETURNS slot next to the manager's office.

book returns next to manager's office in the library