Ask a Librarian Chat Service Hours


2014 Spring Hours (January-May)

During the Spring the Ask-A-Librarian service is generally staffed:

Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sundays from 5:00-9:00 pm.

During the winter intersession (December 16th - January 21st) the Ask-A-Librarian hours are Mon-Fri, 10:00am - 5:00pm.

There may be periods during this time when the service is unavailable. If that is the case, please contact us by one of the other means on the following page.



Use of Ask a Librarian services is limited to Columbia University faculty, students, staff, and alumni; and to those with questions specific to the Columbia University Libraries, the use of its collections, and its policies. If you’re not affiliated with Columbia University, please direct your query to your local public, state, or academic library.