Category Archives: Books

Borrow Direct expands!


Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have joined Borrow Direct, a service enabling faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University to borrow books and music scores directly from the libraries at:

  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University

Beginning in summer 2011, faculty, students, and staff from Columbia and the six partner institutions will also have access to regularly circulating materials from Harvard and MIT.

This expansion increases the number of volumes available to Columbia scholars from more than 45 million to almost 70 million.

Coming soon: Exciting changes to Borrow Direct!

BD_logo_smallIn mid-August Columbia University Libraries will launch a much-improved Borrow Direct website. You can expect to find:

  • more ways to search the collections of the member libraries at Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University
  • a 6-week loan period, plus one 6-week renewal
  • delivery services to more libraries on campus including Butler Library, Burke Library, Business and Economics Library, Engineering Library, Lehman Library, Social Work Library, Health Sciences Library, and Barnard Library
  • integration of your Borrow Direct books into your My Account in CLIO

Stay tuned!

New Springer e-book collection

The Library has acquired the Springer E-Book collections for the years 2005, 2009, and 2010.  We now have access to thousands of additional electronic books, reference works, and book series in the following subject areas:

  • Architecture and Designspringerlink-logo1
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

Content is available on the SpringerLink platform directly though the following link:

Records will also being showing up in CLIO, the Library’s catalog on a continuing basis, as soon as new materials are added to the collection.

Buffett, MS 1951, and Gates to speak at Columbia Business School!

Learn more about Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway just in time for Warren Buffett’s and Bill Gates’ community forum at Columbia Business School!

buffett_2161Check out the resources below: