Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library

Library Hours: 
The library is open 24 hours to holders of NYULH ID cards.

The library is staffed at the following times:
Sunday: -
Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: -

About the Library

The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library opened in June 2016 and includes spaces designed for teaching and learning, independent study, and group collaboration. The facility features many innovative technologies as well as archival displays that showcase the history of NYU Langone.

Sid Lapidus is a retired partner of the New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus. A graduate from Princeton University with degree in history, and with a law degree from Columbia University, Mr. Lapidus is an avid collector of books and pamphlets centered around the theme of liberty in American history. Sid and Ruth Lapidus have made numerous gifts to NYU Langone, including a $2 million gift for the Emergency Department renovation, in addition to a large endowment made to the Health Sciences library and archives. Mr. Lapidus has also generously donated several volumes from his private collection to the archives related to the topic of the yellow fever epidemic. Sid Lapidus has served as a trustee of NYU Langone since 2001.

Lapidus computer room
Photo by Aileen McCrillis

Onsite Services

  • Six group study rooms - click here for information about the rooms and to make reservations.
  • 34 public computers (15 Mac and 19 Windows) and two scanners. Computers have the following software installed:
    Mac: DNASTAR, Endnote 9, Firefox, GarageBand, GraphPad Prism, IBM SPSS Statistics 25, iMovie, Keynote, Maps, Mendeley Desktop, Microsoft Office (Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word), Numbers, OneDrive, Pages, Photo Booth, Photos, R / R Studio
    PC: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, DNASTAR, EndNote 9, FileMaker Pro, Firefox, GraphPad Prism, IBM SPSS Statistics 25, Maps, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word) OneDrive
  • A state-of-the-art classroom with 24 stations, suitable for team-based learning.
  • A technology innovation room, featuring a data visualization station, a 3D printer, and a large interactive display
  • A quiet reading room, with plenty of outlets for charging devices
  • A common area with lounge seating for conversations
  • Extensive research collections that are almost exclusively digital
  • A small collection of circulating books focusing on medical humanities
  • A service desk where you can speak with library staff
Phone Number: 
(646) 501-2986

Medical Science Building, Ground Floor
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016