New York University’s collection includes Near Eastern, Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek, Etruscan, South Italian, and Roman objects including art, papyri, and inscriptions. These are variously housed in the Classics Department, the Institute of Fine Arts, and the Fales Library (the Special Collections department of Bobst Library). Most of these objects have been published in two scholarly catalogues, Classical Antiquities at New York University, edited by Larissa Bonfante and Blair Fowlkes (2006), and Greek and Latin Inscriptions at New York University, edited by Michael Peachin (2014). The inscriptions (without the scholarly apparatus of the catalogue) can be accessed via the internet through the US Epigraphy Project. Two publications feature NYU's papyri: Fourth Century Documents from Karanis, edited by L. Casson (Leiden, 1967) and Papyri from the New York University Collection II, edited by B. Nielsen and K.A. Worp (Wiesbaden, 2009). Finally, for a partial online inventory (with texts) of NYU’s papyri, see the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri.
Together, Bobst Library, the Institute of Fine Arts, and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World have extensive holdings of books, journals, and online resources covering all aspects of antiquity. The libraries offer access to standard journal collections such as JSTOR, and participate in cooperative digitizing projects such as the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS). The holdings of NYU’s libraries are particularly strong in archaeology, papyrology, and primary sources. In addition, the Special Collections Department of Bobst Library has a large number of early printed editions of the classics. NYU’s library resources are supplemented by the outstanding collections of the New York Public Library, as well as nearby universities, museums, and learned societies.