Books & NYUClasses

Now that you have enrolled in classes and paid your bill, you can start getting your materials ready for the first day of class. Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below:

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How do I know what books I’ll need for class? 
You can search for a list of required books online at the NYU Bookstore website.

How do I find my books? 
You can search for your books by entering your NYU N# and birth date or by entering individual course information. ProTip:  We recommend you search using both channels to double-check your book list and make sure you receive as much information as possible.

I tried to search but there are no books listed…what do I do?
If you have no books listed for your classes, do not worry!  Summer term books are often not listed online until closer to the first day of class.  Additionally, not all NYU professors order their books through the NYU Bookstore.  You can always wait until the first day of class to receive the syllabus and list of required reading.  Many students do this to determine for themselves which books they will purchase.

Can I buy used books at the NYU Bookstore?
Absolutely: the NYU Bookstore has used and new trade and textbooks for sale.

Where is the NYU Bookstore? Do they sell anything besides books?
The NYU Bookstore is located at 726 Broadway. Apart from books, the Bookstore also features NYU aparrel and merchandise. Be sure to stop by when you arrive on campus to stock up on NYU gear and souvenirs, too!

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Do I have to order my books through the NYU Bookstore?
Certainly not; students also use other booksellers to get their books: both Barnes & Noble Union Square and The Strand are within walking distance of the NYU campus. Alternatively, many students opt to order books online via Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.  To make the decision of where to buy a little easier, the NYU Bookstore website offers the option of online price comparison.

What is NYU Classes?
 NYUClasses is an online system that some professors use to post their syllabus, homework assignments, and even utilize message boards to supplement class discussions with online ones. You can find NYUClasses in the “Academics” tab of your NYUHome account. Be aware that professors use NYUClasses differently; some professor have already posted their syllabii; some might wait to post until the first week of classes; some might not post at all!  For that reason, don’t worry if not all, or even none, of your classes appear in NYUClasses, as not all professors use it.