Where can I return books? Do I have to return books to the library where I borrowed them?


Question:

Where can I return books? Do I have to return books to the library where I borrowed them?

Answer:

Most library materials may be returned to any Columbia University Library location. Book bins are usually located near library entrances.

Materials not included in this service include:

  • Reserve materials
  • Media
  • Musical Scores

Libraries that are not currently participating in this service are:

  • Teachers College
  • Law
  • Jewish Theological Seminary

Teachers College, Law and Jewish Theological Seminary will only check in and check out materials owned by their individual library. Materials from other libraries may not be returned to these libraries.

If you have questions about this service, please contact staff in the Library Information Office.

For information on loan periods, see: