Frequently Asked Questions
- Bobcat says this book is "Available", but I can't find it. What can I do?
If you are unable to locate an item please consult with library staff. If the book has just been returned or used by another patron, it could be waiting to be shelved.
Courant library books receive lots of use in-house. There are MANY reasons why a book might not be in its spot on the shelf. We are here to help.
- If I return a book late, how much will it cost?
Overdue fines for most items are waived when the item is returned. The fine for reserve books is $1 per hour. The fine for overdue requested items is $1 per day.
- How do I find journals to which I have a reference?
The majority of our periodical collection is located offsite. These materials can be requested via the library catalog. Current volumes of periodicals are held at the Courant Library circulation desk for in-house use.
- Well, OK, but what about proceedings of conferences?
These can present challenges for finding. The short answer is to use Bobcat's word searching capability and pick the most unique word(s) in the conference name. The catch is that the conference name is an AUTHOR. So, try using the command aw= distributed if, for example, you were looking for the Symposium on Distributed Computing.
- How do I find the special classification schemes for physics and mathematics journal articles?
See MATHSCINET, which has information on various schemes especially for math and for physics.
- How do I connect to e-resources while off campus?
NYU Libraries subscribes to and purchases e-resources and makes them available to all NYU faculty, staff, and students enrolled in degree or diploma programs. To access these resources from off campus you must reach them using EZProxy as a means of authenticating at a vendor’s site as an NYU-authorized user.
For more information and directions click here: Off Campus: Accessing E-Resources