Request Items & Services

Please contact the relevant repository for appointments.

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library:

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary:

C.V. Starr East Asian Library:

Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

  • Borrow Direct
    Quick delivery from Brown, Cornell, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, University of Chicago, and Yale
  • Pick-Up Service
    Request library materials for pick-up at participating campus library locations
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
    Place requests and check the status of Interlibrary Loan requests
  • About our Off-site Shelving Facility (ReCAP)
    Operated jointly with Princeton University and the New York Public Library, Columbia has accessioned more than 4.8 million items at ReCAP

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.