Directions to the Social Work Library


The Social Work Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Columbia School of Social Work at 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, between 121st Street and Morningside Drive.

From Columbia's main entrance at College Walk (the pedestrian boulevard corresponding to West 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.), walk East along College Walk to Amsterdam. The building across Amsterdam on the northeast corner is the Law School. Cross Amsterdam and turn north, walking up to West 121th Street, to the School of Social Work. The library is on the second floor.

NOTE: The entrance to this building is secured on evenings, weekends, intersessions, and holidays. You will need a Columbia I.D. to show a guard or to use in a swipecard reader to enter the building at these times. Entry to the libraries is secured at all times. Those without a Columbia I.D. should first visit the Library Information Office (LIO) 201 Butler Library for information on library privileges for non-affiliates.