Directions to Butler Reference


The Reference Desk is located in room 301 of Butler Library, the Lawrence A. Wien Reading Room. The print reference collection begins in the adjacent room (room 310) and continues into room 301.

Book Cart in Butler Library

Entering Butler Library

From Broadway: Enter through College Walk gate at West 116th St. and Broadway. From the center of campus, Butler Library is on your right (notice the 30-foot windows and inscriptions of great scholars).

From Amsterdam Avenue: Enter through the 116th St. gate to College Walk. Butler is on your left.

From West 114th St: Enter through one of two gates behind Butler on West 114th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The main entrance at the front of the building is usually the only entrance open.

Inside Butler Library

Inside, take the main staircase directly before you walk one flight up to the 3rd floor. (Elevators are available on the east and west sides of the building.)

The main reference reading room and the Reference Desk are across from the circulation desk at the front of the building.

Floor plans of the reference rooms are posted at the Reference Desk in 301 and in 310. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you cannot find the material you need.