Using the Libraries
Most library locations are currently open for study and access to stacks for faculty students, and staff.
Before visiting, please read more about who can access the libraries currently, requirements for visiting, and temporary suspension of access for certain groups.
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 appointments.
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library: email@example.com
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary: firstname.lastname@example.org
C.V. Starr East Asian Library: email@example.com
Rare Book & Manuscript Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
*As of November 1, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library will accept appointments for external visiting researchers. Please visit the Rare Book & Manuscript Library page to reserve an appointment.
Borrow or request items from Columbia's general collections, other library collections, or special collections. Learn more about how to visit and borrow materials from other libraries. Find information about renewals, returns, fines & fees, and more.
The Libraries offers lab spaces, specialized software, and staff with specific expertise in a range of software and technologies.