Services for Faculty
Columbia University Libraries is one of the top three academic research libraries in North America with a collection of over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources and special collections. There are over 450 languages represented in the collections and a range of staff with deep knowledge of world regions and subject areas.
Consult with library staff members, who build collections in disciplinary areas, advise on new research tools and methods, and support student success and research instruction.
Utilize highly specialized technology, software, and expertise in our spaces and through our website.
Access countless other library facilities, collections, and resources through a wide-reaching system of partnerships and consortia.
Take advantage of our teaching resources and library instruction sessions, which can be tailored to meet your course needs.
Our Research Support services provide both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary assistance. Specialized CourseWorks research guides can be created for disciplines, for an area within a discipline, or for a specific course that are then accessed directly from CourseWorks. Contact your subject specialist for more information.
Our teaching support includes course- and discipline-specific library instruction opportunities, library workshops covering a range of topics from specialized software to citation management, and a wealth of services provided by the Columbia Center for Teaching & Learning. You can also arrange a Class Visit to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML).