Fast Facts: Your Libraries at a Glance


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Your Libraries at a Glance in Words

  • Collections in more than 450 languages
  • Primary source collections that span more than 4,000 years of human thought
  • Approximately 2,000,000 books on the shelves of Butler – equal to about 50 miles – and another 125 miles of books stored off-site in Princeton, New Jersey, and shipped to campus as requested
  • More than 1,500 databases, including JSTOR
  • Contemporary fiction and bestsellers
  • Current magazines and periodicals
  • Graphic novels
  • Specialty software in chemistry, graphic design, and more
  • Access to an Oculus Rift
  • 24-hour access to certain study spaces
  • Tech that you can take home, including a Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Special collections, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright and Tennessee Williams archives
  • Columbia-owned artwork
  • Free access to online tutorials, like Lynda.com
  • A free, public digital repository for your research
  • Study spaces that are open for a total of 1,327 hours in an average week
  • More than 4,000 seats
  • Nearly 50 expert staff ready to help with research and scholarly projects
  • Stress-relief activities like puzzles, Legos, and therapy dogs
  • More than 220 research guides for topics like African American studies, human rights, and New York City history