Graduate Student Internship Program in Primary Sources

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Avery Library 300 Level

Located in Avery Hall, the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library collects books and periodicals in archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning , decorative arts, design, historic preservation, landscape architecture, painting, photography, real estate development, and sculpture. The Library currently contains more than 625,000 volumes and receives approximately 1,300 periodicals.


Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

The Burke Library is one of the largest theological libraries in North America, with holdings of over 700,000 items, including extensive special collections.  The mission of the Burke Library is to identify, acquire, organize, provide access to, interpret, and preserve for the future information in the field of theology and contextually related areas of study.


Rare Book & Manuscript Library


Located in Butler Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia’s principal repository for rare and unique materials, with holdings that span four thousand years of recorded knowledge, from cuneiform tablets to early printed books and born-digital archives.  While the subjects reflected in RBML’s collections are as broad as the teaching and research mission of Columbia University, the collecting program centers on the specific areas noted here.   Each year RBML welcomes thousands of researchers and visitors to their reading room, exhibitions, programs, and classrooms.