The NYU Abu Dhabi Library is located at the top floor of the Campus Center. Technologically sophisticated, flexible, and modern, the library offers spaces for group interaction and individual study, and it has a growing number of historic collections in English and Arabic.

The NYU Abu Dhabi Library provides resources and technologies needed for research, teaching and an extensive range of physical and electronic resources, including:

  • over 84,000 physical books
  • over 6,000 DVDs
  • 100,000 e-journals
  • over 1,300 online databases
  • access to over 2.3 million ebooks
  • a wide range of equipment to help with research and teaching

The NYUAD Library is fully connected to NYU Libraries e-resources in New York, providing seamless access for NYU’s global scholars. These electronic resources are accessible within the library and remotely. Additionally, if a resource cannot be found in the main collection, eligible borrowers may request it from NYU Bobst library or other libraries around the world.

Within the library, there are multiple comfortable reading areas and small and large group study rooms as well as a dedicated Reading Room on the Mezzanine level. 

Students can book an appointment with one of the librarians available to meet individually to assist on research needs or contact the Library’s Research Help Desk via phone, email, chat, and in-person.



NYU Abu Dhabi has seven librarians with specific subject expertise and work with students guiding them on resources and research strategies available for their field of study.​ Our r​esearch librarians ​also create customized, online research guides with detailed research guidelines and links to library resources and services. They are available to answer questions via the Research Help Desk, one-on-one consultations, email or chat service.

Center for Academic Technology

Located in the NYUAD Library, the Center for Academic Technology (CAT) is the one-stop shop where NYU Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff receive help with their academic technology and printing needs.

The team supports students, faculty, and staff in using technology, software, and equipment for their teaching and research, including classroom technology and audio-visual services. 

Here, students can also print high-quality, customized and 3-D printing formats.

Indoor Athletics Facilities

All year round, students enjoy the campus’s full complement of indoor fitness facilities, including a gym equipped with cardiovascular, resistance, and free weight training equipment; a spectacular 50-meter indoor pool; a 200-meter, four-lane, rubberized indoor running track; a 10-meter indoor climbing wall; a matted martial arts studio; squash and racquetball courts.

Athletics Training Room

Available to all our intercollegiate athletes to have their injuries cared for prior to, throughout, and after a competitive season. Students receive musculoskeletal assessment, evaluation, treatment, acute primary care, rehabilitation, and corrective exercise programming. The Athletic Training Room also houses the sports performance lab.

Sports Performance Lab

The sports performance lab is available to all our students when accompanied with either our certified athletic trainer, or personal trainer. With innovative, state-of-the-art equipment such as the Body Composition machine, students can bring their fitness to a whole new level. Our endurance athletes would benefit greatly and be able to measure results by using the VO2 Max and Resting Metabolic Rate machine.


NYU Abu Dhabi’s 50-meter indoor competition swimming pool is at the center of the campus and is surrounded by many more modern indoor facilities to keep students fit and having fun. The pool has a movable bulkhead and accommodates eight lanes.

Other Amenities Include:
  • Indoor, 200 meter, four lane, rubberized running track
  • A multi-use performance gym for basketball, badminton, volleyball, futsal, floor hockey
  • Three single squash courts and two racquetball courts.
  • A large matted studio for martial arts practice
  • A 10-meter indoor climbing wall.
Students doing crunches on the floor at the NYU Abu Dhabi Fitness Center.
The Fitness Center on NYU Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island campus.
Two students playing squash at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Student Affairs Suite–Career Development Center (CDC)

The Career Development Center (CDC) plays an integral role in the undergraduate experience, providing guidance, advising, programs, workshops, and resources to students during their time at NYU Abu Dhabi, and beyond. The center also provides drop-in hours and a productive space for students to work on their next big assignment.

Marketplace, Baraha and Convenience Store


This urban eatery includes Middle Eastern-themed, made to order grilled meats, shawarmas; El Fuego serves enchiladas, tacos, and burrito bowls.  Escape to New York for pizza, salads & garlic rolls or sink your teeth into our hand-crafted sandwiches, sushi, and wraps from the Deli, or build your own bowl of noodles from our Far East menu. The Marketplace also offers a variety of smoothies, acai bowls, and frozen treats.

Campus Baraha

This open recreational space in the Campus Center is packed during break times. Baraha features a variety of gaming facilities such as air hockey, pool table, pinball machine, and more.

Campus Convenience Store

The campus market sells a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, fridge staples, cleaning and laundry, snacks,  in addition to daily cooking essentials and personal care items.