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Spring 2020 Alerts

IMPORTANT: Please see these webpages for the latest information on remote access to library collections and research support for Spring 2020:

Welcome!

Welcome to the Libraries!

The Columbia University Libraries offer a wide range of research, instruction, and borrowing services to support all levels of academic research.

Hours & Study Spaces

  • Check the hours of our libraries, departments and services.
  • We offer a variety of study spaces and venues.

Finding Library Materials

  • The Libraries' website is a gateway to collections and services.
  • CLIO is the libraries' primary search interface. It provides access to many kinds of resources, including books, databases, journals, and articles. 
  • Scan & Deliver enables students, faculty and staff to request electronic delivery of articles and book chapters from the general print collections of most Columbia Libraries.
  • Borrow Direct enables you to borrow books directly from other university libraries if the book you need is unavailable or is not owned by Columbia University.
  • Interlibrary Loan is the service to use for items that are not available through Borrow Direct, such as journal articles.
  • Access to Other Libraries: Information on reciprocal access and on-site borrowing privileges at a number of other universities, including NYU. 

Subject Specialists

There are librarians for just about every discipline here at Columbia. Feel free to reach out with any research need!

Directory of Subject Specialist Liaisons

Need Help?

Ask A Librarian

Need help?

You can ask a librarian through online chat, by email, phone, or in person. 

FAQ

Have a quick question?

Check for the answer in our frequently asked questions