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2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR AT RBML: WHAT TO EXPECT
Digital Resources: Many resources are available online. You can access them by following the links listed below. You can also learn more about how RBML is documenting COVID-19 at Columbia. In addition, we will continue to post news stories about collections and initiatives.
- Digital Collections
Reading Room Access: The RBML reading room is open on a very limited basis by appointment only to current Columbia affiliates (students, faculty and staff) whose individual research requires consulting RBML materials. Unaffiliated visitors are not permitted in Columbia University buildings at this time. Request an appointment.
Order Reproductions: Limited reproductions of materials may be requested. See our Orders & Services page for details.
Research & Teaching Support: RBML staff are available to assist faculty with online teaching and to support students with research projects and assignments. Contact us for assistance.
Exhibitions: Our exhibition galleries are closed for the moment but Online Exhibitions are always available.
RBML Search Tools
The Columbia University Libraries online catalogue is a primary tool for locating RBML materials.
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.
Use this portal to explore the collections of the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) Archives at RBML.
New Online Exhibit
As part of the broader events celebrating the near completion of the seven volumes of The Selected Papers of John Jay publication project based at Columbia University, this exhibit aims to shed light on the different aspects of Jay's personal, familial, and public life and discuss his many civic accomplishments in shaping America's governance, diplomacy, and judiciary. In Service to the New Nation: The Life & Legacy of John Jay draws on the correspondence, public papers, printed items, portraits, and drawings located in the various collections and libraries at Columbia University.