Libraries Publications

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Guide to the Libraries

A broad overview of the Columbia University Libraries, including a comprehensive map of our 21 library locations and contact information for each.  The Guide also includes information regarding library hours, study spaces, computing and technology, digital centers, CLIO (our unified search and discovery system), research support, requesting resources, distinctive and special collections, and alumni benefits.  To attain a physical copy of this brochure, please stop into any of our library locations.  

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Friends of the Libraries Newsletter - Summer 2014

Bi-annual publication of Columbia University Libraries for Friends of the Libraries, alumni, and library users.  This issue includes an outline of recent acquisitions - notably, the Serge Prokofiev Foundation Collections, a letter from University Librarian Jim Neal, introduction of new staff, a recap for the Bancroft Prizes in American History and Diplomacy dinner as well as the Kennedy Prize for Drama event, a highlight of Associate University Librarian Bob Wolven's recent receipt of the Melvil Dewey Award, and a summary of recent exhibitions and events.  


Guide to the Digital Social Science Center

The Digital Social Science Center located in Lehman Library provides a wide range of information and technology assistance for students and faculty. DSSC brings together people, equipment, and information resources in an environment where users can work collaboratively, individually, or in consultation with a librarian and/or technology specialist. The Digital Social Science Center is a joint project of the Libraries and CUIT, and includes a CUIT lab which provides individual workstations.

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Guide to the Digital Science Center

The Digital Science Center located in the Science & Engineering Library serves the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics, Geology, Geosciences, Psychology, and Engineering. The Digital Science Center incorporates state-of-the-art technology, high-end software and research data sets for scientific analysis and visualization, and professional, discipline-specific consulting and support.


Guide to the Digital Humanities Center

The Digital Humanities Center located in 305 Butler Library is a research and instructional facility of the Columbia University Libraries designed to help Columbia faculty and students incorporate computer-based textual, bibliographic, image, and video information into their research, study, and teaching.  The Digital Humanities Center has machine-readable primary source texts, software programs for textual analysis and critical editing, database research tools in the humanities, bibliographic database management programs, IBM and Macintosh microcomputers, and optical scanning equipment for the creation of machine-readable text.