Access Privileges

Who Can Access Columbia University Libraries

Libraries are currently open for study and access to collections for faculty students, and staff. Hours can be found here. Masks are required at all times. Retirees may access Butler Library, and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library is accepting limited appointments for external visiting researchers. All other special collections visits continue to be available for research by appointment only.

Visitors may access Butler Library. Visitors must check in for each visit at the Library Information Office in Butler Library during business hours with proof of vaccination, ID, and symptom attestation. Hours can be found here.  Please review our Visitors page for more information about the types of visitors permitted to enter Butler at this time, plus important reminders for visits. 

Requirements

Columbia faculty, students, and staff must have a Columbia ID to enter. Before users enter a library, they must complete the symptom self-check and receive a green pass. 

Retirees, researchers with appointments, and other approved visitors must check in for each visit at the Library Information Office in Butler Library during business hours to complete a daily symptom attestation and provide proof of vaccination with ID. Hours can be found here

All users must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status per Columbia University policy

 

Please contact the Library Information Office with questions.