Rare Book & Manuscript Library

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS RESEARCH ACCOUNT

In order to use the collections, all visitors to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library are required to create a Special Collections Research Account. Registering as a special collections user also allows you to request materials online before your visit.

 

Search Tools

CLIO

The Columbia University Libraries online catalogue is a primary tool for locating RBML materials.

Archival Collections Portal

This portal provides access to records of archival collections at Columbia University Libraries, including finding aids, collection descriptions and available digital content, such as online exhibits and images.

Oral History Portal

Use this portal to explore the collections of the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) Archives at RBML.

 

Quick Links

RBML on Pause

Although the Rare Book & Manuscript Library is closed during the COVID-19 health emergency, many of our resources are available online. You can access them by following the links listed below. You can also learn more about how RBML is helping to document this moment. And, we continue to post news stories about collections and initiatives.

Digital Collections

Documenting COVID-19