Researchers and scholars who are not affiliated with Columbia but who wish to use the libraries may apply for Reader or Borrowing Privileges.
The charge for reading privileges is $55 per month and for borrowing privileges the charge is $100 per month. Application should be made at the Library Information Office. Teachers College Library is not included in the Reading Privilege and the Health Sciences, Law, and Teachers College libraries are not included in the Borrowing Privilege.
Visitors must present a government issued photo ID card. Fees are payable with a MasterCard, Visa, personal check or money order.
The Libraries will issue a photo identification card to visitors, and a fee will be charged for the card.