Library Services for Sciences & Engineering Faculty


Get What You Need

Request Articles

Have articles scanned and emailed to you via Electronic Document Delivery.

Request articles for as-soon-as-possible delivery via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Request New Books, Software

Recommend the purchase of print and electronic books.

Request new software for the Digital Science Center and Columbia University.

Book Borrowing, Delivery

Quickly have books delivered from fellow Ivies and MIT via BorrowDirect.

Borrow books from other libraries, including New York Public Library and NYU.

Get Help Using the Library

The Columbia Libraries has a large collection of resources such as databases, electronic journals, books, and periodicals, which support education and research at Columbia University.

Ask a Librarian questions in person; via e-mail, phone, IM, text message; or to request a consultation.

Access electronic databases and search by title, keyword or subject.

Search for print or electronic books or journal titles (not articles) in CLIO, the library’s online catalog.

Additional Services & Policies

Deputy Borrowing

Faculty may designate a Deputy Borrower within the Columbia University Libraries system.

The designated Deputy must possess a valid Columbia University Identification Card with his/her own borrowing privileges. He or she must be a current student or non-casual employee of the University.

The designated Deputy must have no outstanding Library obligations (fines/fees, non-returned recall items).  Any outstanding Library obligation must be satisfied before the request will be processed.

Access and Circulation

Click here for information on access and circulation services and policies throughout Columbia libraries.

Faculty accept full responsibility for all material checked out by the deputy acting on faculty's behalf.

Deputy borrowing privileges will not be issued or renewed if faculty has any outstanding Library obligations (fines/fees, non-returned recall items).

Fill out and submit the Deputy Borrower Application Form.

Contact the Library Information Office at (212) 854-7309 or e-mail lio@columbia.edu with further questions about deputy borrower privileges.

For Teaching

Assembling course reserves

Several weeks before the beginning of the semester, faculty members are contacted by e-mail and asked for a list of materials they wish to be placed on reserve.

Fill out and submit this form to begin the course reserves process. For complete information consult the Course Reserves website, or call (212) 854-6769.

Advice on copyright

Library's Copyright Advisory Office

Custom instruction sessions

Custom Courseworks research guides

Provide direct access to databases and sources of library assistance and training from within CourseWorks. With your help, these guides can be geared to the requirements of a specific department or program.

Contact the appropriate Subject Librarian or ref-sci@columbia.edu if you would like a specific course guide created for your course.

CCNMTL

Connect with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL).

For Research

Personal Librarians

Personal reference, consultation, and assistance with document delivery.

Data Management Planning

Get help conceiving and writing a Data Management Plan for NSF, NIH, and other grants.  We will work with you to use Data Management Plan templates to satisfy these requirements.

More information on Data Management

Writing for Publication

We provide tutorials for students preparing articles and dissertations.

Implement sharing of scholarly resources within a group or with collaborators.

Open-Access Publishing

Assistance in depositing pre-prints and published articles to open-access repositories and the Columbia Academic Commons.

Money to assist with author fees for publishing in Open Access journals from the Columbia Open-Access Publication (COAP) Fund.

Scholarly Communication Program

CDRS

Connect with the Center for Digital Reseach and Scholarship (CDRS).

Staff Contact Information

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Amanda Bielskas
Geology, Geosciences and Psychology Librarian
(212) 854-6767
asb2154@columbia.edu

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Jeffrey Lancaster
Emerging Technologies Coordinator
(212) 851-7138
jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu

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Ellie Ransom
Research Services Coordinator
and Liaison to SEAS, Mathematics, and Statistics
(212) 851-7137
ehr2125@columbia.edu

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Jim Crocamo
Operations and Undergraduate Coordinator
(212) 854-6769
jc2120@columbia.edu


Other questions? Email us at ref-sci@columbia.edu and we'll be happy to help!