Digital Collections

Homer. Odyssey. Papyrus fragment, Col. inv. 201c1, P. Col. VIII

APIS: Advanced Papyrological Information System
APIS is a collaborative online catalog and library of digitized images of papyri and ostraca (potsherds with incriptions) dating from the period 400 BCE to 800 CE.

Columbia Library Columns, v.41, no.1 (1991: Nov), front cover

Columbia Library Columns
A digitized collection of the journal published by Columbia University Libraries from 1951 to 1996, comprising over 6,900 pages in 46 volumes (135 issues).

Alma Mater. Columbia Daily Spectator, v. 109, no. 1 (1984: Aug 29), sect. 2, p. [1]

Columbia Spectator Archive
The Archive of the Columbia Daily Spectator, the newspaper of Columbia University, preserves the second-oldest college daily paper in the country. The complete run of the newspaper, from 1877 to 2012, is now available in digital form. The Archive is a public resource for Columbia University history and preserves the Spectator's past work.


Human Rights Web Archive
The Human Rights Web Archive @ Columbia University is a searchable collection of archived copies of human rights websites created by non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, tribunals and individuals. New websites are added to the collection regularly.

Gilbert Stuart. John Jay, 1794. (Image courtesy of The National Gallery of Art)

John Jay Papers
An online index and text database of correspondence, memos, diaries, etc. written by or to the American statesman John Jay (1745-1829).

Plimpton MS 040A, f. 1

Digital Scriptorium
The Digital Scriptorium makes available cataloging and selected digital images from medieval and early Renaissance manuscript collections housed in U.S. collections.

The New York Clipper Annual (1892), front cover

E-Book Digitization Program
Columbia University Libraries has launched a program of selective digitization of pre-1923 books and other items from our collections.