News & Events

Activism in the Archives

This semester’s events and exhibits to commemorate the global revolutions of 1968 inspired Columbia students to engage directly with archival materials from the era and explore the legacies of young activists not unlike themselves. Read More »

The Divine Connector
In partnership with Columbia Professor Teodolinda Barolini, the Libraries is working to digitally connect illuminated manuscripts, artwork, sound recordings, commentary, and more related to the study of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. Read More »
Countering Impermanence
In addition to building its own web archives – all of which are publicly accessible – the Libraries collects collaboratively with peer institutions and partners to ensure the capture and preservation of a highly ephemeral research source. Read More »
Staff Profile: Ignacio Sanchez
Research Support and Digital Services Librarian Ignacio Sanchez discusses his approach to working with faculty and students, little-known collections in the Business Library, and how his part-time job as a student worker turned into a career. Read More »

For all of the changes in the information landscape and our expanding ideas about which materials have a place in our collections, what continues to be most valuable to us are the human interactions. The future of the library is long, and the continuum of that arc is our people.

In The News

EduCause Review

NextGen Innovation in Scholarly Communications: An Exemplary Collaboration between a Research Library and a Technology Partner

New York Times

At Columbia, Revisiting the Revolutionary Students of 1968

Columbia Spectator

How a Book Warehouse is Changing Columbia's Library System

Columbia News

Columbia Libraries to Digitize Rare Muslim World Manuscripts

New York Times

Arthur Mitchell, Ballet's 'Grandfather of Diversity'