I am a student at a university in another state, and will be visiting New York next month. May I use Columbia's libraries during my visit?


Question:

I am a student at a university in another state, and will be visiting New York next month. May I use Columbia's libraries during my visit?

Answer:

If your university or institution is a member of SHARES, you will be granted reading privileges, but not borrowing privileges.

  • If the college or university you attend is a member of SHARES, you will be provided with a reader’s card valid for one semester. These cards must be renewed each semester.
  • If the college or university you attend is not a member of SHARES, you must pay for reading privileges.

Please bring your college or university photo ID and a government issued photo ID to the Library Information Office.

In addition, you may purchase borrowing privileges.