Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library

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

Other users may visit the library during the following hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

The library is staffed at the following times:
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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 Medical Center.

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 NYULMC, including a $2 million gift for the NYULMC 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 the NYU Langone Medical Center since 2001.

Photo by Aileen McCrillis

Onsite Services

  • Six group study rooms - click here for information about the rooms and to make reservations.
  • 30 public computers (15 Mac and 15 Windows) and two scanners. All computers have the following software installed:
    Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Cloud (Bridge, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop), DNASTAR, EndNote, IBM SPSS Statistics, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word), GraphPad Prism, iSite Radiology (Windows only), Mendeley Desktop, R, R Studio (Mac only)
  • 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
Address: 

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