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.
The Nelson Memo: Preparing for Updated Federal Public Access Policies
The Libraries works to comply with new guidelines, set forth in August of 2022, that seek to ensure "broad and expeditious sharing of federally-funded research" so that the public may "benefit from the returns on our research and development investments without delay."
Announcing the 2022-2023 Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program Recipients
To contribute to the University's overall Commitment to Antiracism, the Libraries awards 14 internal grants for projects that seek to address racism and exclusion as part of the inaugural Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Program.
Columbia University Adopts the Palace Project for E-Content
Government Technology reports that the Libraries has adopted the Palace Project app for e-content, a platform that grants Columbia students, staff, and faculty access to "hundreds of thousands of ebooks as the popularity of digital learning grows."
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.
Pamela M. Graham
Director, Humanities & Global Studies; Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research
- Global Studies
- Humanities & History