Columbia University Library Privileges
Access to library spaces is currently limited to Columbia University students, faculty, and staff with a reservation or appointment. A valid Columbia University ID must be presented for entry. Library users must adhere to the Columbia Community Health Compact and complete the daily Symptom Self-Check on the Reopen CU app in order to enter a library.
Service eligibility for Fall 2020:
Book Pick-Up Service: All current Columbia faculty, students, and staff; sponsored Visiting Scholars (with borrowing privileges), CU Alumni (who purchase borrowing privileges), retirees, CU Officer spouses, University Affiliates (with borrowing privileges).
Study Space Reservations: Current Columbia, Barnard, UTS, and TC students.
Scan Requests: All current Columbia faculty, students, and staff; sponsored Visiting Scholars, retirees, University Affiliates.
Special Collections Appointments: Please contact libraries directly for information and instructions to access special collections.
• Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary: email@example.com
• C.V. Starr East Asian Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Rare Book & Manuscript Library: email@example.com
Access to services previous through consortial agreements: Library users who had access through consortial agreements like MARLi, Shares, 2CUL, BD Plus, Metro should refer to their home institution to use Interlibrary Loan for access.