I joined the Friends of Bobst Library, mainly so that I could get access to a university library to do some research for a blog post that I've been working on for a long time but hasn't really gotten anywhere (save the last two weeks). No details on what it is yet, that will be a surprise! But suffice it to say it requires much research :). The library is generally open 7 days a week from 7AM-1AM (for non-NYU peeps like me, the two lower levels are generally open 24hrs for the NYU crowd). Unfortunately, most of my time has been spent in the reference centers, and not on the north side of the building with magnificent views of Washington Square Park, since with their guest wireless you can't access the online databases that they subscribe to, but you're welcome to use their machines in the reference centers and save your work to a USB stick.
I found another post from another friend of the library, and unlike him, I hope they spend some of my $225 on the heating system! This place is frigid in the winter, and according to him, an oven in the summer! Just wonderful :)