Undergraduate Library Services

Milstein Family College Library

The Philip L. Milstein Family College Library comprises study spaces, services, and an interdisciplinary undergraduate collection of resources with 24-hour access. The Library is located within Butler Library, on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. The core undergraduate collection includes more than 52,000 circulating books with a strong emphasis on history, literature, and the social sciences supporting the undergraduate curricula in Columbia College, General Studies, and to a limited extent, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Other collections within the Milstein College Library include the Comics and Graphic Novels Collection, the FLI (First-Generation, Low-Income) Partnership Library, and Butler Reserves Collection.


Services for Students

Services for Faculty

Library Guides

Fall 2021 in the Milstein Library

Milstein Access: Milstein is open to current Columbia University students, faculty, and staff. Patrons must comply with the Columbia Community Health Compact for entry. Masks are currently required at all times, regardless of vaccination status, in keeping with the Columbia University COVID-19 Monitoring Plan.

Using the Collections: The Milstein stacks and spaces are open to eligible Columbia affiliates. Patrons may browse the stacks and use items from the research collections in the library whenever Butler Library is open (typically 24/7 during the semester); however, material may be checked out at the Circulation Desk only during service hours

Study Spaces: There are a number of individual and group study spaces available in the Milstein Library reading rooms within Butler. Rooms 202 and 209 are designated spaces for video conferencing.

Research & Teaching Support: Use our Ask a Librarian service for questions about research and related topics.