Library Status Updates

Last updated Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 9:31am EST

Access to Libraries

Returning Library Materials

  • For those with access to Morningside campus: library materials may be returned to any open library location or to the return bins outside of Butler Library.
  • For those with access to Barnard campus: library materials (including those from any Columbia University library) can be returned to the Barnard Library during open hours. 
  • For all library users: library materials may be returned to the Burke Library or the Social Work Library during their open hours. 

Most library materials are renewable online via your My Borrowing Account in CLIO. If you are trying to renew items that are non-renewable, such as Borrow Direct, Interlibrary Loan, or Course Reserves materials, please contact for assistance.

Planned Library Service Changes

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library is temporarily closed for construction, with a planned reopening for January 2025. Learn more here

The Mathematics Library will be temporarily closed for refurbishment in summer 2024, with a planned reopening for September 2024. Collections remain available through our Pick-Up and Scan & Deliver services. Please continue to check this page for updates, and email with any questions. 

The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library will be closed for renovation beginning in May 2024. More information about that renovation can be found on the Law School’s website.

For questions not answered here, please email