Butler Library Circulation

Butler Library's Circulation & Reserves Department

Finding a book in the Butler stacks to check out
Butler Library's Circulation and Reserves Department staff are here to assist you. Butler Library is the largest of Columbia University's Libraries with particular strengths in history, literature, philosophy, and religion.

The services listed below are offered by the Butler Library Circulation and Reserves Department. Many services are also offered by other libraries at Columbia, but there may be some variations in practices. Please consult the University Libraries Services and Policies website, or inquire at the library or libraries you use about their specific services. 

In addition to the services listed, materials requested from other libraries either through the Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan services and shipped to Butler may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.