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Library holdings Try our online catalog, CLIO.
Request offsite material E-mail a request (please include a copy of the CLIO record in your e-mail)
Archival and manuscript collections Archival Collections Portal
History and people of Columbia University University Archives
Art history and architecture collections Avery Library Reference
Access to the Libraries Library Information Office
Oral history collections Oral History Office
Columbia dissertations & master's essays A copy of a Columbia dissertation can be ordered from ProQuest Dissertation Express.  If not available from ProQuest, you may order a digitized copy from our reprographic services  or your home library may be able to borrow a copy from our Inter-Library Loan Service. Contact the library of your home institution or a public library in your area.
UTS, religion, theology Burke Library, UTS
East Asian studies Starr East Asian Library
Other General Library Reference