Request Items & Services

  • 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
  • Health Sciences/Morningside delivery service
    Request transfer of books from one campus to the other
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
    Place requests and check status of ILL 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
  • Pick-Up Service
  • Request materials from Columbia University Libraries circulating collections to be picked up at participating Libraries locations

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.

All library research consultations and instruction sessions will be virtual for Fall 2020.

Access to most of the above services is limited to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff.