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Please see this page for the latest information regarding Columbia University Libraries study spaces, collections, and services. Periodically updated.
Services & Tools / For Students
A page that allows you to navigate to many core services and resource guides
Subject Specialist Librarians – Listed by Subject
At Columbia Libraries, you have access to Subject Specialist Librarians with expertise in every region of the globe and in a variety of disciplines and subject areas. Please feel free to contact any of us directly through email addresses listed on this Subject Specialist Librarians page. We are available to answer your questions and/or to schedule consultations with you on Zoom or by phone. Based on the nature of your research, you may find it appropriate to contact more than one Subject Specialist.
Ask a Librarian
A landing page with links to and descriptions of various ways that you can ask librarians for assistance.
Quicksearch performs a combined search of: our Catalog, our Libraries Website, and selected other key information modules.
**Virtual Shelf Browse option accessible through CLIO book records
**Use subject headings to aid in searching.
Current supplemental online full-text access to many of our printed books
40% of Columbia’s print collections are now temporarily available in digital format through HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Here’s how to access those materials.
The Libraries have Research Guides available for many subjects and for many global areas.