Yes, Columbia University alumni are welcome to use Columbia's libraries.
The University issues photo identification cards to alumni. These photo ID cards allow greater security both for library users and collections. The ID cards also grant easier access to those libraries in which electronic card access reader devices have been installed.
To obtain or renew your Alumni Library Card, visit the Library Information Office.
Upon presentation of your government issued photo ID and the verification of your alumni status, the Alumni Library Card will be issued to you.
With the implementation of the New University ID card, you must now stop by the Library Information Office in person to pick up your Alumni ID--you can no longer get this card issued by mail.
If you have any questions, or if we can be of any further assistance, please contact us.
More information about benefits and services for Alumni.