Request Items & Services

At this time, only the Rare Book & Manuscript Library is open to external visitors by appointment. All other special collections visits are limited to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Please contact the relevant repository for appoointments. 

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library:

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary:

C.V. Starr East Asian Library:

Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Connect to CLIO and access My Library Account to:

  • manage personal information
  • view or renew items you have checked out
  • check status of requested items
  • view patron blocks, fines, and fees

For additional information, consult the Borrowing and Loan Policies page.

Library research consultations and instruction sessions can be conducted in-person or online. Please indicate your preference when scheduling a research consultation or instruction session. 

Chat reference service is regularly available during these hours; in-person reference and other walk-in research help is available at some Columbia library locations.