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The Avery Fisher Center (AFC) offers video, music, and reserve scores. These materials are available to faculty, staff, and students.

Borrowing AFC Materials

All of the AFC’s audio, video, and reserve score materials are listed in BobCat. To borrow an item, first find the call number of the item you wish to check out. You can use the Limit to field in BobCat to narrow your search results to Video, Audio, or Score. Ask our staff for assistance if you cannot find the item you are looking for in the catalog.

Once you have found the call number, bring it to the AFC service desk.

The last checkout is 15 minutes before closing.

If after you consult with an AFC staff member you still can’t find what you need, suggest a purchase.

Returning AFC Materials

Return checked-out materials to the AFC service desk when the Center is open. If the AFC is closed, please use the drop box available on Floor 7 near the AFC service desk. Do not use other drop box locations in Bobst Library.

Scheduling On-site Materials

With our Schedule a Loan form, faculty, PhD candidates, and administrators can schedule specific pickup times for AFC materials, and ensure that an item is available on a certain date.

Please submit your video request at least 24 hours prior to pickup. You will receive an email when your requested item has been confirmed.

Accessing Off-site Materials

Most VHS tapes, CDs, LaserDiscs, and LPs are currently housed off site, and can be requested through BobCat. You will receive an automated email when your request is ready for pickup.

Off-site items require 1 to 3 business days to arrive, the longest wait being over the weekend.

Undergraduate, master’s, and staff patrons must watch VHS tapes on the AFC’s equipment and cannot take them out of the Center.

Requesting AFC Materials from Global Campuses

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai faculty members may request AFC materials. Use our Schedule a Loan form to set up a time for delivery to your location.

Abu Dhabi faculty should place requests 5 days in advance, to allow for processing and shipment of materials to Abu Dhabi, with an added 1 to 3 business days for off-site items.

Shanghai faculty should place requests 3 weeks in advance, to allow for processing and shipment of materials to Shanghai, with an added 1 to 3 business days for off-site items.

Loan Periods

If you are a… and you’re borrowing a… you can borrow a maximum of… and they’re due in…
NYU undergraduate or master’s student / Consortium undergraduate or master’s student / NYU staff member Non-reserve audio 20 1 week
  Non-reserve video 1 At closing the next day
  Reserve audio 2 4 hours, or 15 minutes before closing
  Reserve video 1 3 hours, or 15 minutes before closing
  Reserve score 2 2 hours, or 15 minutes before closing
NYU faculty or PhD candidate / Consortium faculty / NYU graduate teaching assistant / NYU administrator Non-reserve audio 20 1 week
  Non-reserve video 5 1 week
  Reserve audio 2 4 hours, or 15 minutes before closing
  Reserve video 5 6 hours, or 15 minutes before closing
  Reserve score 2 2 hours, or 15 minutes before closing

Faculty, PhD candidates and administrators may renew CDs or LPs online, but not videos or scores.

Please note that some loans may be shortened due to another patron’s scheduled loan (see the section on scheduling loans above). Check your receipt to be sure of your due date and time.

Late Fines

Late fines can be accrued at the following rates.

If you are a… and the overdue item is… the late fine is…
NYU undergraduate or master’s student
Consortium undergraduate or master’s student
NYU staff member
Non-reserve audio or video
Reserve audio, video, or score
$1/hour
$5/hour
NYU faculty or PhD candidate
Consortium faculty or PhD candidate
NYU graduate teaching assistantNYU administrator
Non-reserve audio or video
Reserve audio, video, or score
$5/day
$5/hour

For lost items you will be charged the cost of replacement, plus a $30 processing fee. Please speak with a full-time staff member for further details.

A courtesy email notice is sent 3 days before the due date, after which daily reminders are sent after an item is overdue.