Welcome Students!

Reference Room

Columbia University Libraries (CUL) welcomes you! We offer a full range of resources and services to support all aspects of study. There are nine subject specialist libarians in Butler who are eager to help you.



Here’s a quick look at what the Libraries have to offer:

  • CLIO: Search the Library catalog to locate books, e-books, films, music, graphic novels and more.
  • Course Reserves – Items put on reserve by your faculty can be accessed through the link on LibraryWeb, or through CourseWorks, the online course management system.
  • Ask a Librarian: Have a question about research or resources? Librarians can meet with you in person, or discuss your research via email, IM or by phone. After hours, use our FAQ.
  • Study Spaces: There are 22 libraries on campus. Find the one the suits your study needs.
  • Use specialized software applications in our Digital Humanites Center.
  • Get research tips and news on the Butler Library blog
  • Need help?   Come see us at the Butler Reference Desk, 301 Butler, or in the DHC, 305 Butler.