Services for Faculty
The Columbia University Libraries / Information Services are here to support your teaching and research, providing access to a rich and diverse collection that makes us one of the top five academic research library systems in North America.
Consult with library staff members, who build collections in disciplinary areas, advise on new research tools and methods, and support student success and research instruction.
Utilize highly specialized technology, software, and expertise in our spaces and through our website.
Borrow circulating materials with a Columbia ID, or deputize full-time students or staff to borrow materials on your behalf.
Access countless other library facilities, collections, and resources through a wide-reaching system of partnerships and consortia.
Take advantage of our teaching resources and library instruction sessions, which can be tailored to meet your course needs.
Our Research Support services provide both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary assistance. Specialized CourseWorks research guides can be created for disciplines, for an area within a discipline, or for a specific course that are then accessed directly from CourseWorks. Contact your subject specialist for more information.
Our teaching support includes course- and discipline-specific library instruction opportunities, library workshops covering a range of topics from specialized software to citation management, and a wealth of services provided by the Columbia Center for Teaching & Learning. You can also arrange a Class Visit to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML).