Category Archives: Columbia University Libraries

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!

Congratulations to the winners of Watson Library’s raffle!

This month we held two coffee breaks in Watson Library for incoming students.

Students had the opportunity to participate in a raffle!

The winners are:

Zach Barbitta – $50 Amazon gift card
Courtney Asher – $25 Starbucks gift card
Sabrina Scandar – $25 Starbucks gift card

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who stopped by our coffee breaks last week!

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Welcome new and returning students!

Contact a librarian for research help:

  • In person: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm – ask for help at the service desk
  • Phone: Call us at 212-854-7804
  • Email [same day response on weekdays]
  • Consultations: email to set up an appointment
  • IM a research librarian for help with your research.

Search library resources:

  • Consult our research guides
  • List of business and economics databases
  • Use CLIO, the Libraries catalog to search for books, journals, ebooks, ejournals, articles and more!  Watch this short video to make the most out of CLIO!

Use the Columbia Libraries:

  • Hours
  • Find a study space
  • Reserve a study room in Watson [Business school students only]
  • Reserve a study room in Butler, Lehman or the Science and Engineering Library
  • Course reserves information
  • Printing in the Watson Library
  • Information about access to the libraries, loan periods, fines, etc.

New database: BMI Research

BMI Research provides:

  • in-depth market research reports on 24 industries and 200 global markets, emphasizing emerging markets
  • extensive economic and political risk ratings and analysis, macroeconomic analysis and forecasts, and financial analysis of debt and equity.
  • data tool that allows you access historical macroeconomic data and forecasts

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Congratulations graduates!

Remember your access to the Columbia Libraries continues after you graduate!

Access to our licensed electronic databases continues for a period of three months beyond the degree conferral date. After this period the Libraries provide alumni with remote access to a small set of databases.  See the Libraries’ Alumni and Friends website for a list.

Recent alumni may use libraries spaces for a period of thirty days after the date of graduation using their student ID cards. After thirty days, alumni must obtain an alumni card in the Library Information Office in Room 201 of Butler Library.

For more information on alumni privileges, see:
Access to Columbia’s Libraries for Alumni


Take the Bloomerg Apptitude Test!

Bloomberg is delighted to host Columbia University for an exclusive Insight Day at the Bloomberg office in New York City. During this visit you will take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test – BAT and learn about Bloomberg’s role in the finance sector. The visit will take place on April 8th at 4:15PM and will include the following:

4:15pm: Check in at Bloomberg LP (address: 731 Lexington Avenue on the corner of 59th and Lexington.
4:30PM: Tour Bloomberg LP
5:00PM: Introduction into the Bloomberg Terminal 5:30PM: Careers at Bloomberg for Columbia Students
5:45PM: Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Secure your spot HERE!

At the event you will be taking the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a tool to help you connect with financial employers around the world. In taking the BAT you gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in finance while at the same time showcasing your abilities to a wide range of financial employers. After taking the BAT you have the opportunity to enter your profile into the Bloomberg Talent Search – a tool that over 20,000 financial employers are using to find top new talent for financial employment opportunities. Over 200,000 students have taken the BAT and over 400,000 connections have been made between employers and students in the past few months alone! Don’t miss out on your chance to be contacted for great careers in finance! Read more at and check out some of the BAT Success stories. Spots are limited to 50 students, so make sure to register today!