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Midterm Exams – restricted access extended

Watson Library will be open to all current graduate students, undergraduates in Economics, faculty and staff from 8am to 7pm, Monday through Friday, through Monday, October 22nd.

At all other times during this period, i.e. after 7pm until close and all open hours on Saturday, Oct. 20th, and Sunday, Oct. 21st, access to Watson Library is available to all University affiliates.

If you need materials or services during the 8am to 7pm restricted period designated above and you are not in one of the groups listed please ask a library staff member for help. Study space is available in Butler Library, Lehman Library, and the Science and Engineering Library.

Labor Day weekend

Watson Library of Business & Economics will be closing early today (Friday 8/31) at 5pm, and will be entirely closed for the Labor Day weekend (Saturday 9/01-Monday 9/03).

Regular Fall hours begin on Tuesday 9/04 and can be viewed from…

Summer Intersession hours

Watson Library begins our Intersession schedule starting Wednesday, August 8th. Our hours of operation will be…

Wednesday 8/08 – Friday 8/10    8am – 5pm
Saturday 8/11 – Sunday 8/12    Closed

Monday 8/13 – Friday 8/17    8am – 5pm
Saturday 8/18 – Sunday 8/19    Closed

Monday 8/20 – Friday 8/24    8am – 5pm
Saturday 8/25 – Sunday 8/26    10am – 6pm

Monday 8/27    8am – 7pm
Tuesday 8/28    8am – 10pm
Wednesday 8/29    8am – 7pm
Thursday 8/30    8am – 10pm
Friday 8/31    1pm – 5pm

Saturday 9/01 – Monday 9/03
(Labor Day Weekend)    Closed

The Libraries hours can also be found at…

Independence Day holiday & week

Watson Library will be closing early at 8pm tonight (Tuesday 7/03), and will be closed for the entire day on Wednesday 7/04.

On Thursday 7/05 & Friday 7/06, the Library will be open from 8am-5pm. Regular Summer hours resume on Saturday 7/07. A full schedule of hours can be found at…

Exam Period Hours & Intersession

Watson Library will be open for the following hours during the Spring final exam period…

Wednesday 5/02    8am – Midnight
Thursday 5/03    8am – Midnight
Friday 5/04    8am – 10pm
Saturday 5/05    10am – 6pm
Sunday 5/06    10am – Midnight

Monday 5/07    8am – Midnight
Tuesday 5/08    8am – Midnight
Wednesday 5/09    8am – Midnight
Thursday 5/10    8am – 10pm
Friday 5/11    8am – 5pm

Please remember that access to Watson Library will be limited to all current graduate students, undergraduates in economics, faculty and staff from 8am to 7pm, Monday through Friday, through May 10th.

For the Spring Intersession, the Library’s hours will be…

Saturday 5/12 – Sunday 5/13    Closed
Monday 5/14 – Tuesday 5/15    8am – 5pm
Wednesday 5/16 ‘Commencement Day’    8am – 5pm
Thursday 5/17 – Friday 5/18    8am – 5pm
Saturday 5/19 – Sunday 5/20    10am – 6pm

A full schedule of the hours of operation for Watson Library can be found at…

Wellness week – send a postcard!

As part of University Life’s “Wellness Week,” the Columbia University Libraries will provide postcards Wed-Fri of this week at service points that students can use to write notes home to family or friends, with postage paid by the Libraries.  The postcards will NOT have postage on them, but they will all be gathered, have postage added to them by the Libraries, and sent out late Friday afternoon.

The station in the Watson Library of Business & Economics is located to the left (north) of our service desk in 130 Uris Hall.  A poster showing how to fill out a postcard can be found in this location.  Please speak with our desk staff if you have any questions.

Thomson One: Workaround for using Chrome and Firefox

Thomson One is a useful database for financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data. Users can search and screen across databases to identify companies that meet your specific investment criteria as well as conduct peer analysis.  Includes Investext, Private Equity database (Venturexpert) and Thomson Deals (SDC Platinum).

However it proves to be difficult because of its compatibility with only Internet Explorer (IE) pre-version 10.  However this is a workaround with an extension/Addins for Chrome/Firefox.

Please note that not all functions are supported with this solution (i.e. downloading analyst reports).

Please note, this information was gathered from a various business libraries.