Alums CAN Access the Library!

‘Tis the season of graduations—from our college undergraduates to the newly-minted PhD’s, this month has been full of brilliant now-former students becoming a part of the extended alumni network.  As alums, you continue to have access to the Columbia Libraries System, in modified ways.

Photograph of happy graduating students at Columbia University Commencement 2018

Columbia University graduates, May of 2018.

Do not fear—your access to beloved library materials does not end with your matriculation from Barnard, Columbia, Teachers College, or Union Theological Seminary.

You can go onto the Columbia Libraries homepage and learn about access privileges at

Some of the highlights of alumni access privileges:

  • You can access E-Resources from the comfort of your own home!
  • You may come in and utilize the library and look at materials in person for the rest of your life!
  • You have the opportunity to pay for borrowing privileges for $30/month.  Borrowing privileges may be purchased over in Butler Library at the Library Information Office.


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About Deanna Roberts

I work supervising the Circulation and Reserves areas of Burke Library. As a former student in the Master of Divinity Program at Union Theological Seminary-NYC I am excited to have stepped into this new role. I am currently on the ordination track in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and hope to share some valuable information about how Burke Library can assist those going through the ordination process in terms of research and exam preparation. I am a proud dog mom and my academic area of interest lies in Jewish-Christian relations in late antiquity as well as having first hand experience and knowledge about the modern conflict in Israel/Palestine.

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