Take advantage of local public libraries:
Columbia alumni enjoy free off-campus access to a wide range of databases and journals, plus lifetime in-person use of library facilities. Graduates of Columbia University may apply for a University Alumni Identification Card that enables lifetime use of library facilities. Borrowing privileges can be purchased for $30 per month. Application can be made in person to the Library Information Office, with a valid government-issued photo ID. Alumni ID cards are valid for 10 years.
In-person use of library facilities by alumni with the Alumni ID card is permitted between 8 a.m. and midnight for libraries open during that time period. Please review library hours before visiting. For a comprehensive guide all library resources available to alumni, please visit the Columbia University Libraries Alumni Services. Use the links below or the navigation bar on the left to browse resources available to alumni. NOTE: Resources with a icon denotes an open access resource.