Libraries & Affiliates

Columbia Libraries

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

300 Avery Hall, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027,  (212) 854-6199 | avery@library.columbia.edu

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library collects books and periodicals in architecture, historic preservation, art history, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology.  More...

 

The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, (212) 851-5606 | burke@library.columbia.edu

Located within Union Theological Seminary, the Burke Library is the largest theological library in the western hemisphere, containing rich and unique collections for theological research, and is one of the premier libraries in its field.  More...

 

Business & Economics Library (Watson)

130 Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-7804 | business@library.columbia.edu

The Watson Library of Business and Economics houses collections for the study of management, finance, economics, industry and related fields with an emphasis on the economics of developed and developing nations, international business conditions and practices, global trade, emerging markets and international securities trading.  More...

 

Butler Library

535 West 114th St., New York, NY 10027,  (212) 854-7309 | butler@library.columbia.edu

The Nicholas Murray Butler Library houses collections in the humanities, with particular strengths in history, government documents, social sciences, literature, philosophy, and religion. The building also houses numerous service points and special collections, including the Libraries Information Office, the Rare Book & Manuscripts Library, and the Milstein Undergraduate Library.  More...

 

 

East Asian Library (C. V. Starr East Asian Library)

300 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-4318 | starr@library.columbia.edu

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States, with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, and Western-language materials, including more than 5,000 periodical titles.  More...

 

 

Health Sciences Library

701 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, (212) 305-3605 | hs-library@columbia.edu

Located in the Hammer Building on Columbia's Medical Center campus, the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library serves Columbia University's schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health, as well as other health care, instructional and research programs at the Columbia University Medical Center and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. The Library is one of the largest academic health sciences libraries in the country. More...

 

Journalism Library

203 Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-3916 | journalism@library.columbia.edu

The Journalism Library features a small collection of reference books, circulating books, and current periodicals, as well as the most recent five years' of Master's projects completed by graduates of the School. Reference works include dictionaries, guides, handbooks, directories, atlases, and style and usage manuals.  More...

 

Law Library

316 Greene Hall, 435 W. 116th St., New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-3922 | Contact Us

The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library offers its researchers one of the finest collections of legal materials in the country in both digital and print. In addition to a near comprehensive United States Law collection, there are strong collections in International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and a special section devoted to Japanese Law. The Law Library has significant collections from at least thirty different countries and a useful core of materials from many other jurisdictions.  More...

 

Lehman Social Sciences Library

300 Internat'l Affairs, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-4170 | lehman@library.columbia.edu

Located in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Building, The Lehman Social Sciences Library holds a contemporary collection volumes and periodicals, including materials in political science, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, political geography, journalism, and environmental science, and houses Research Data Services, Maps, and U.S. Government Documents.  More...

 

Mathematics Library

303 Mathematics, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-4712 | mathsci@library.columbia.edu

The Mathematics Library holds two distinct collections. Mathematics holdings exceed 37,400 volumes covering algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, statistics, and probability. The science collection, totaling about 75,000 volumes, consists of general and multidisciplinary materials including the history of science and technology.  More...

 

Milstein Undergraduate Library

Butler Library, 535 West 114th St., New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-5327 | undergrad@library.columbia.edu

Located on Butler's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, the Philip L. Milstein Family College Library provides materials and services geared toward Columbia's undergraduates. The collection is especially strong in history, literature, and the social sciences supporting the undergraduate curricula in Columbia College, General Studies, and to a limited extent, SEAS.  More...

 

Music & Arts Library (Wiener)

701 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-4711 | music@library.columbia.edu

The Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library's onsite collection totals over 60,000 printed items, including monographs and serials on western and non-western music, as well as music scores; 20,000 sound and video recordings in multiple formats; multi-media titles; and several hundred microforms of scholarly interest.  More...

 

Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Butler Library, 6th Fl. East, 535 W. 114th St., New York, NY 10027, (212) 854-5153 | rbml@library.columbia.edu 

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is home to many great treasures, including cuneiform tablets, papyri, ostraca, astronomical and mathematical instruments, maps, works of art, photographs, posters, early printing presses and papermaking equipment, type specimens, sound and moving image recordings, theater set models, puppets, masks, ephemera and memorabilia.  More...

 

Science & Engineering Library

401 Northwest Corner Bldg, 550 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027, (212) 851-2950 | ref-sci@columbia.edu

The Science & Engineering Library focuses on research support for the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and psychology. It provides a collaborative environment supporting rapidly expanding interdisciplinary science and engineering research. The library features seating and study spaces for students and researchers.  More...

 

Social Work Library

1255 Amsterdam Ave., 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10027, (212) 851-2194 | socwk@library.columbia.edu

Located in the Columbia School of Social Work, the Social Work Library contains more than 75,000 volumes, comprising one of the world's premiere social work and social services collections. It provides comprehensive coverage of the various areas of social work including child welfare, gerontology, health and health care, international social welfare, marriage and the family, and social policy.  More...

 

Affiliate Libraries

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Barnard Library & Academic Information Services

Milstein Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, 212-854-3953 | library@barnard.edu

Barnard Library specializes in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as in Dance, holds a unique collection of books in Art and Architecture, offers a circulating Zine Collection, and serves as a general undergraduate library with thriving collections covering humanities, social sciences, and texts used in courses.   More...

 

Jewish Theological Seminary Library

7th Fl. Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, (212) 867-8844 | library@jtsa.edu

The Library contains a collection of core classic Judaic texts, standard works, commentaries, discourse, encyclopedias, concordances, dictionaries, atlases, indexes, festschriften and an extensive section of bibliographies in all fields of Judaica. It also houses over 1,000 periodicals, a music collection, and other educational resources.  More...

 

Teachers College Library

525 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027, (212) 678-3494 | library@tc.columbia.edu

Located in Russell Hall at Teachers College, the Gottesman Libraries is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive research libraries in education. The scope of the collections reflects the historic commitment to advanced study in education, psychology, and the health professions, including about 500,000 printed volumes together with substantial non-print collections.  More...