Library Services for Sciences & Engineering Faculty
Get What You Need
Have articles scanned and emailed to you via Electronic Document Delivery.
Request articles for as-soon-as-possible delivery via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Request New Books, Software
Book Borrowing, Delivery
Quickly have books delivered from fellow Ivies and MIT via BorrowDirect.
Borrow books from other libraries, including New York Public Library and NYU.
The Columbia Libraries has a large collection of resources such as databases, electronic journals, books, and periodicals, which support education and research at Columbia University.
Ask a Librarian questions in person; via e-mail, phone, IM, text message; or to request a consultation.
Access electronic databases and search by title, keyword or subject.
Search for print or electronic books or journal titles (not articles) in CLIO, the library’s online catalog.
Additional Services & Policies
Faculty may designate a Deputy Borrower within the Columbia University Libraries system.
The designated Deputy must possess a valid Columbia University Identification Card with his/her own borrowing privileges. He or she must be a current student or non-casual employee of the University.
The designated Deputy must have no outstanding Library obligations (fines/fees, non-returned recall items). Any outstanding Library obligation must be satisfied before the request will be processed.
Click here for information on access and circulation services and policies throughout Columbia libraries.
Faculty accept full responsibility for all material checked out by the deputy acting on faculty's behalf.
Deputy borrowing privileges will not be issued or renewed if faculty has any outstanding Library obligations (fines/fees, non-returned recall items).
Fill out and submit the Deputy Borrower Application Form.
Contact the Library Information Office at (212) 854-7309 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions about deputy borrower privileges.
Assembling course reserves
Several weeks before the beginning of the semester, faculty members are contacted by e-mail and asked for a list of materials they wish to be placed on reserve.
Custom instruction sessions
Custom Courseworks research guides
Provide direct access to databases and sources of library assistance and training from within CourseWorks. With your help, these guides can be geared to the requirements of a specific department or program.
Connect with the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL).
Data Management Planning
Get help conceiving and writing a Data Management Plan for NSF, NIH, and other grants. We will work with you to use Data Management Plan templates to satisfy these requirements.
Writing for Publication
We provide tutorials for students preparing articles and dissertations.
Implement sharing of scholarly resources within a group or with collaborators.