Help Accessing and Using the Collections
For help with researching a topic, interlibrary loan, electronic resources, bibliographic instruction, orientation for specific resources, suggestions for purchase, or book donations, contact the collections/reference staff in your area of interest.
Access to the Collections
For access to Special and Rare Book Collections if you are not a Columbia ID holder, contact the Library Information Office.
To locate current magazines and newspapers, visit the C.V. Starr East Asian periodicals section on the main level of the East Asian Library. For assistance locating periodicals, ask at the service desk.
Tours, Bequests, and Gifts
To arrange a tour for visiting scholars and delegations, to discuss bequests and gifts to the library, or for any questions regarding library policies, contact Library Director Jim Cheng.
Using Materials Not Yet Cataloged
To request rush cataloging or on-site use of materials not yet cataloged for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, or Western Language materials, contact the collections/reference staff in your area of interest or the Head of Technical Services, Sarah Elman.