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Watson Library reading room closed December 23 to January 8

Starting December 23 through January 8 the ground floor of Watson Library will be closed while a new carpet is installed.  The second and third floors will be open during this time.  Printing is available on the second floor.

Please note: Bloomberg terminals will NOT be available from December 23 through January 8. There are two Bloomberg terminals in Lehman Library, one terminal in the Math Library, and one terminal in the Science and Engineering Library.  Consult the hours page as most libraries have reduced hours during intersession. carpet-colors



November research workshops at Lehman Library!

Join our final Social Sciences workshops for the fall, and learn how to build your research and analytic skills!





Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in room 215 on the lower level of Lehman Library.

Please RSVP using this link: (Note that you can only access the form through your Columbia LionMail account.)

Please email with any questions.

11/4, 1 pm – Qualitative Analysis with NVivo
Learn how to use NVivo software to code and analyze documents, audiovisual materials, and social media.

11/10, 10 am – Find Consumer Behavior Data [held in Group Study 2]
This workshop will provide an in-depth look into consumer surveys and how to use the data in your research.

11/12, 1 pm – Quantitative Analysis with SAS
Learn how to write and understand basic programs, using SAS software, for analyzing numeric data.

 11/17, 1 pm – Quantitative Analysis with R
Explore different packages in R to help you understand and analyze your data. Learn how to keep track of your work by writing and saving scripts.


October research workshops at Lehman Library!





Join our Social Sciences workshops and build your research, data, mapping, and analytic skills!

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in Group Study room 2 on the main level of Lehman Library.

Please RSVP using this link: Please email with any questions.

10/1, 2 pm – Learn to Map: CartoDB

CartoDB has an easy, intuitive interface for quickly creating online maps. Bring your laptop and join us.

10/2, 2 pm – Learn to Map: QGIS [held in 215 Lehman Library]

A hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using QGIS open source software.

10/6, 10 am – Using Bloomberg & Capital IQ

Learn how to navigate, download data, and use basic commands in these popular business databases.

10/8, 1 pm – Making Sense: Qualitative Data Analysis 

Understand how to qualitatively interpret data collected through interviews, observations, and documents.

10/15, 1pm – Making Sense: Quantitative Data Analysis

Explore different quantitative methods for interpreting data. Learn how to identify appropriate methods for your data.

10/19, 11am – Making Sense: Spatial Data Analysis

Survey quantitative and geostatistical techniques for analyzing data.

10/22, 2pm – Learn to Map: Leaflet

Come learn Leaflet, an open-source JavaScript library for displaying spatial data in an interactive, mobile-friendly map.

10/28, 11am – Crash Course in Business Research

Get a quick tour of the basics of business research, covering resources for finance, marketing, and more.


Talk Zones come to Columbia Libraries!

Is Watson Library too crowded? Looking for space on campus to work in a group?

Check out the talk zones in these libraries:

Check out the study spaces page for details on the different study spaces available throughout the Libraries!