Study Spaces


Columbia Libraries offer a variety of services and amenities for your studying needs. What type of space are you looking for?


During midterms & finals additional spaces may be available and many libraries offer extended hours. Check the hours calendar for more information.

Refuel with coffee and on-the-go snacks during your study sessions in:

  • Avery (Brownie’s Cafe)

Current Columbia, Barnard, and Union Theological Seminary students can use our Room Reservation system to reserve a room for collaborative group study and/or presentation practice. Rooms are available in Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, and the Science & Engineering Library.

Number of people selected: 39
Matthew C. Baker

Matthew C. Baker

Head, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

matthew.baker@columbia.edu

(212) 851-5611
The Burke Library - Union Theological Seminary

Subjects:

  • Christian Theology
  • Religion
Ian Beilin

Ian Beilin

Humanities Research Services Librarian III

igb4@columbia.edu

(212) 853-0627
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Germanic Literature & Language
  • Philosophy
  • Reference
Amanda Bielskas

Amanda Bielskas

Head, Collection Management for the Science, Engineering, & Social Science Libraries

asb2154@columbia.edu

(212) 854-6767
Science & Engineering Library - 403 Northwest Corner Building

Subjects:

  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Biology
  • Climate Research
  • Geology & Geosciences
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
Carolyn Bratnober

Carolyn Bratnober

Public Services Librarian II

cb3161@columbia.edu

(212) 851-5609
The Burke Library - Union Theological Seminary

Subjects:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Theology
  • Disability Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Religion
Katherine Brooks

Katherine Brooks

Collection Analysis Librarian II

kcb2145@columbia.edu

(212) 854-4119
Science & Engineering Library - 401A Northwest Corner Building

Subjects:

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Yuusuf Caruso

Yuusuf Caruso

African Studies Librarian

caruso@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8045
Global Studies - 309 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • African Studies (South of Sahara)
Tanya Chebotarev

Tanya Chebotarev

Curator, Bakhmeteff Archive

tc241@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3986
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - 6th Floor East Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Slavic Studies (Archives)
Jim Cheng

Jim Cheng

Director, C.V. Starr East Asian Library

jc3685@columbia.edu

(212) 854-1508
C.V. Starr East Asian Library - 305M Kent Hall

Subjects:

  • East Asian Film Studies
Michelle Chesner

Michelle Chesner

Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies

mc3395@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8046
Global Studies - 309 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • Hebrew Literature & Language
  • Jewish & Israeli Studies
  • Yiddish Literature & Language
Robert H. Davis

Robert H. Davis

Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies Librarian

rhd2106@columbia.edu

(212) 854-4701
Global Studies - 309 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • East Central Europe, Institue on
  • East European Studies
  • Harriman Institute
  • Slavic Studies
Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Head, Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library

ead1@columbia.edu

(212) 854-7604
Music & Arts Library - 701-G Dodge Hall

Subjects:

  • Electronic Music Center
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music
Nancy Friedland

Nancy Friedland

Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies, & Performing Arts

nef4@columbia.edu

(212) 854-7402
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Dance
  • Film
  • Media
  • Theatre
Eric C. Glass

Eric C. Glass

GIS/Metadata Librarian; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

ecg2104@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8878
Lehman Social Sciences Library - 215 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • Maps & GIS
Pamela M. Graham

Pamela M. Graham

Director, Humanities & Global Studies; Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research

graham@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3630
Butler Library - 309B Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Human Rights
Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray

Curator of Drawings & Archives

jlg2006@columbia.edu

(212) 854-6738
Avery Library - 213A Avery Hall

Subjects:

  • Architectural Drawings & Archives
Karen Green

Karen Green

Curator, Comics & Cartoons; Lecturer in English & Comparative Literature

klg19@columbia.edu

(212) 853-0429
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - 6M50 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Graphic Novels
  • Greek, Modern
Teresa M. Harris

Teresa M. Harris

Curator of Avery Classics III

tmh2004@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3982
Avery Library - 233 Avery Hall

Subjects:

  • Architectural Rare Books
Lauran Hartley

Lauran Hartley

Tibetan Studies Librarian; Lecturer in East Asian Languages & Cultures

lh2112@columbia.edu

(212) 854-9875
C.V. Starr East Asian Library - 304M Kent Hall

Subjects:

  • Tibetan Studies
Gary Hausman

Gary Hausman

South Asian Studies Librarian

gjh2119@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8401
Global Studies - 309 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • Buddhist Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • South Pacific and Oceania Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
Ria Koopmans-Debruijn

Ria Koopmans-Debruijn

Head of Public Services / East Asian Studies Librarian

rkb7@columbia.edu

(212) 854-1505
C.V. Starr East Asian Library - 310 Kent Hall

Subjects:

  • Donald Keene Center for Japanese Culture
  • East Asian Institute
  • East Asian Studies
  • Hong Kong Area Studies
Kae Bara Kratcha

Kae Bara Kratcha

Entrepreneurship and Social Science Librarian

kk3344@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8813
Business & Economics Library - 130 Uris Hall

Subjects:

  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • School of Professional Studies
Sophia C. Leveque

Sophia C. Leveque

Social Sciences and Social Work Research Support Librarian

scl2162@columbia.edu

(212) 851-2195
Social Work Library - 213 2nd Floor, School of Social Work

Subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • International Relations
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
Meredith J. Levin

Meredith J. Levin

Research Collection & Services Librarian

mjl2209@columbia.edu

(212) 854-5802
Butler Library - 309 l Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Comparative Literature
  • French & Romance Literature & Language
  • History (Renaissance & Western European)
  • History of Science
  • Italian Literature & Language
  • Scandinavian Literature & Language
Peter Magierski

Peter Magierski

Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian

pm2650@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3995
Global Studies - 309 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • African Studies (North of Sahara)
  • Arabic Literature & Languages
  • Armenian Studies
  • Iran Center
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Turkish Studies
Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson

Music Librarian III

njp2@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8523
Music & Arts Library - 701-E Dodge Hall

Subjects:

  • Electronic Music Center
  • Music
Sean M. Quimby

Sean M. Quimby

Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

smq2109@columbia.edu

(212) 854-2232
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - 6M58 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Yasmin Saira

Yasmin Saira

Research Support & Collection Development Librarian

ys21@columbia.edu

(212) 854-5467
Business & Economics Library - 130 Uris Hall

Subjects:

  • Business
  • Economics
Christine M. Sala

Christine M. Sala

Architecture Bibliographer/Indexer

cs151@columbia.edu

(212) 854-4629
Avery Library - 223 Avery Hall

Subjects:

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Historic Preservation
  • Real Estate (Development)
  • Urban Planning
Hee-Sook Shin

Hee-Sook Shin

Korean Studies Librarian

hs2148@columbia.edu

(212) 854-1507
C.V. Starr East Asian Library - 310M Kent Hall

Subjects:

  • Korean Studies
Jane Siegel

Jane Siegel

Rare Book Librarian

jrs19@columbia.edu

(212) 854-8482
Butler Library - 6th Floor East Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Graphic Arts
  • Rare Books
Sócrates Silva

Sócrates Silva

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian

ss5000@columbia.edu

(212) 854-1679
Global Studies - 309 International Affairs

Subjects:

  • Casa Hispanica
  • Iberian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish & Portuguese Language & Literature
Kimberly Springer

Kimberly Springer

Curator of Oral History

ks3581@columbia.edu

(212) 854-7083
Columbia Center for Oral History Archives - 6M50 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Oral History
John L. Tofanelli

John L. Tofanelli

Research Collections & Services Librarian

jt628@columbia.edu

(212) 854-4356
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • African-American Studies
  • American Literature & Language
  • Asian American Studies
  • English Literature & Language
  • History (American & British)
  • Latino Studies
William B. Vanti

William B. Vanti

Science & Engineering Librarian

wbv2101@columbia.edu

(212) 851-7138
Science & Engineering Library - 404 Northwest Corner Building

Subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
Chengzhi Wang

Chengzhi Wang

Collection Development/Reference Librarian (Chinese)

cw2165@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3721
C.V. Starr East Asian Library - 307M Kent Hall

Subjects:

  • Chinese Studies
  • Taiwan Area Studies
Jeffrey Wayno

Jeffrey Wayno

Collection Services Librarian

jmw2202@columbia.edu

(212) 851-5608
The Burke Library - Union Theological Seminary

Subjects:

  • Classics
  • History (Ancient & Medieval)
  • Religion
Jocelyn K. Wilk

Jocelyn K. Wilk

University Archivist

jkw19@columbia.edu

212-854-1338
Rare Book & Manuscript Library - 6th Floor East Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Columbia University History
Kristina Williams

Kristina Williams

Journalism & Government Information Librarian

kw2767@columbia.edu

(212) 854-3916
Journalism Library - 204 Pulitzer Hall

Subjects:

  • Government Information
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
Sarah Witte

Sarah Witte

Research Collections & Services Librarian: Women & Gender Studies

spurgin@columbia.edu

(212) 854-5492
Butler Library - 309 Butler Library

Subjects:

  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Women's Studies

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