The COVID Information Commons & Columbia University Libraries
The Libraries and partner organizations work to make resources associated with the COVID Information Commons (CIC) accessible to the broader public to ensure that "all members of society have equal access to crucial information about pandemic prevention and preparedness measures."
How to Use the Libraries as an Alum (Plus, New Databases!)
Did you know that alumni of Columbia University enjoy free, lifetime access to library facilities as well as free, off-campus access to dozens of journals and databases, including four new resources? Learn how to put your alumni benefits to use.
In Pictures: Columbia’s Next President Minouche Shafik Visits Butler Library and Views Collections
Following an announcement on January 18 that Nemat “Minouche” Shafik will become the 20th president of Columbia University, she embarked on a welcome tour of the University, including a visit to Butler Library.
Columbia University Press | Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Vital and Valuable to the U.S. Higher Education System
Scholars James V. Koch and Omari H. Swinton, who authored "Vital and Valuable: The Relevance HBCUs for American Life and Education" from Columbia University Press, comment on the importance of historically Black colleges and universities to the U.S. higher education system.
The Nelson Memo: Preparing for Updated Federal Public Access Policies
The Libraries works to comply with new guidelines, set forth in August of 2022, that seek to ensure "broad and expeditious sharing of federally-funded research" so that the public may "benefit from the returns on our research and development investments without delay."
Announcing the 2022-2023 Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program Recipients
To contribute to the University's overall Commitment to Antiracism, the Libraries awards 14 internal grants for projects that seek to address racism and exclusion as part of the inaugural Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program.
Announcing the Columbia University Press Spring 2023 Catalog
Columbia University Press presents the Spring 2023 catalog, which demonstrates the shared strengths of the Press and Columbia University itself. In featured books, Columbia authors build on distinguished careers to share meaningful ideas with readers around the world.
Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, Reflects on the Library Passport Program
Columbia College student Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, shares “hidden gems” in the Libraries and the benefits of the newly-launched Library Passport program, which encourages students to explore library spaces and resources in a fun and self-paced way.
Columbia University Libraries Expands Access to Mobile Ebooks
The Palace Project app provides Columbia affiliates access to more than 250,000 ebooks from the Libraries’ collections in a single location, improving users’ reading experience and consolidating ebooks from various publishers into one, simplified interface.
President Biden Appoints Jim Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, to National Museum and Library Services Board, Among Other Recent Honors
President Joe Biden recently announced plans to appoint University Librarian Emeritus James G. Neal to serve in one of several key roles on the National Museum and Library Services Board.