Items borrowed from Columbia University Libraries and Barnard Library can be returned in one of two ways:

1. Return material in person

Return material to the book bins located outside these locations:

Users who have access to campus buildings may also return items inside at any open service desk or indoor book drop.


2. Return material by mail

The Libraries cannot reimburse the cost of shipping for items returned by mail. Please send us a confirmation email once the items have been sent. 

Packages may be addressed to:

    Butler Circulation       
    311 Butler Library, MC 1122
    535 West 114th Street
    New York, NY  10027

NOTE: Reserve items must be returned to the service desk or library from which they were borrowed. Items borrowed from the Law Library and Teacher’s College Library should be returned directly to those locations when possible for quickest processing.


For questions not answered here, please email