Butler Library

Butler Library, the largest of Columbia's libraries, houses collections in the humanities, history, government documents, social sciences, literature, philosophy, and religion. The building also houses numerous service points and special collections, including the Library Information Office, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Research & Teaching Support Services.

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The broad range of collections and services in Butler Library are supported by over 200 dedicated experts, subject specialists, and other staff members in addition to the librarians listed below. 

Ian Beilin

Ian Beilin

Research Collections & Services Librarian

  • Humanities & History

igb4@columbia.edu

(212) 853-0627
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library
Jeremiah R. Mercurio

Jeremiah R. Mercurio

Head, Humanities and History

  • Humanities & History

jrm2282@columbia.edu

(212) 853-1478
Butler Library - 309A Butler Library
John L. Tofanelli

John L. Tofanelli

Research Collections & Services Librarian

  • Humanities & History

jt628@columbia.edu

(212) 854-4356
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library
Kaneisha Gaston Arhin

Kaneisha Gaston Arhin

Teaching and Undergraduate Services Librarian

  • Humanities & History

kg2894@columbia.edu

(212) 854-0520
Butler Library - 309G Butler Library
Meredith J. Levin

Meredith J. Levin

Research Collection & Services Librarian

  • Humanities & History

mjl2209@columbia.edu

(212) 854-5802
Butler Library - 309 l Butler Library
Nancy Friedland

Nancy Friedland

Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies, & Performing Arts

  • Humanities & History

nef4@columbia.edu

(212) 854-7402
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library
Pamela M. Graham

Pamela M. Graham

Director, Humanities & Global Studies; Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research

  • Global Studies
  • Humanities & History

graham@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3630
Butler Library - 309B Butler Library
(212) 854-3630
Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research - 318 International Affairs
(212) 854-3630
Global Studies - International Affairs
Sarah Witte

Sarah Witte

Research Collections & Services Librarian: Women & Gender Studies

  • Humanities & History

spurgin@columbia.edu

(212) 854-5492
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library