Welcome to the Spring Semester at Butler Library!


We are eager to help you take full advantage of the rich collection of resources and tools that the Libraries have to offer.  If you are new to Columbia or have not done much library research until now, we urge you to consider coming to one of three workshops on “Getting the Most Out of the Libraries’ Website,” offered from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., in 306 Butler on Thursday, January 21, Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 27.  That class will help you find your way to a variety of services and databases that can make your research faster and more efficient.  You can register for that session, and access a variety of other workshops on software tools at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/workshops/index.html (click on “LibraryWeb Intro” to go straight to the listings for “Getting the Most Out of the Libraries’ Website”).

If you can’t come to the workshop but would like help getting started or getting help with any other question about library resources and services, subject and reference specialists are available at the desk in 301 Butler from 1-9 on Monday and Tuesday, 1-6 on Wednesday, and 1-5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and in 305 Butler (the Electronic Text Service) from 11 to 1 Monday through Friday, and 12 to 5 Saturday.  You can also reach us by phone at 212-854-2241 and an even fuller range of reference and research support services online at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/reference/.