The New School Libraries & Archives offer a number of services to faculty and students to support their research and coursework.
Reference staff can be consulted anytime to answer questions about locating information both inside and outside of the New School Libraries & Archives and the Consortium or to purchase materials needed for class. Reference staff are sometimes referred to as "selectors" since one of their responsibilities is choosing materials to purchase within various disciplines taught throughout the university.
Reserves Processing staff collect syllabi for faculty wishing to place material on reserve and refer new material requests to selectors for review. The reserves processing department is then responsible for acquiring, licensing, and processing materials in order to comply with fair use policies of the university.
Reference & Instruction
Ask Us - Search our FAQ’s or email or text us your questions. We will respond within one working day, Monday through Friday.
Request a 1-on-1 Research Consultation - Request a research appointment with a librarian or archivist.
Workshops & Instruction
Sign-up for an Event or Workshop - library staff conduct a series of workshops throughout the year devoted to improving research skills. Workshops devoted to online tools such as RefWorks are taught on a regular basis. Advance registration is necessary.
Faculty - Schedule Library Instruction - Individual instruction is available by appointment. Reference librarians and archivists will prepare resources and research options to instruct a student or faculty member in library usage and/or research methodologies. Targeted or assignment-based library instruction sessions can be scheduled for groups or classes with specific research or information needs. Sessions should be booked at least one week in advance.
Subject Area Specialists - The Library's physical and digital collections are curated by a team of librarian subject specialists--also called selectors--who make purchase decisions based on requests from students, faculty, and staff, course syllabi, and subject expertise.
Request a Purchase - Patrons may contact selectors directly or submit purchase requests via the form on the library website.
Research Guides - Research Guides are created by librarians to give you easy access to information in a particular subject area.
Tutorials and Self-Help