Ask a Librarian


Make an appointment to meet with a libraries subject specialist for a consultation about your library research.

E-mail your reference question and to request research assistance.

Call us at (212) 854-7309 for general library information, or contact an individual library.

Text us from your mobile phone at (215) TEXT-CUL or (215) 839-8285. More info

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Service Restrictions

Use of Ask a Librarian services is limited to Columbia University faculty, students, staff, and alumni; and to those with questions specific to the Columbia University Libraries, the use of its collections, and its policies. If you’re not affiliated with Columbia University, please direct your query to your local public, state, or academic library.