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Welcome to the Libraries!

We are excited to be welcoming new and returning faculty, students and researchers to campus as we gear up for the new academic year.  Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are here to support you–no question is too big or small!

Stop by the Welcome Week Table in the Butler Library Lobby, Tuesday through Friday, September 4th-7th, 12 noon – 4pm. We will be there to answer your questions about using the Libraries spaces, the many services we offer, and more. You may even get a sweet treat.

Join in a Getting Your Bearings Session, including a tour of Butler Library,  between August 29th  and September 5th.

We also invite you to:
Search our collections
Explore library research support services
Connect with a subject expert
Ask a Librarian
Visit our many library locations
Borrow materials
Attend a workshop
Follow @ColumbiaLib

Have a productive and enjoyable semester!

Welcome to the Libraries!

We all look forward to this time of year, when we welcome and introduce our university community to the extensive resources available in the Libraries. Here are some of our upcoming events and orientation sessions.

“Getting Your Bearings” for Graduate Students

The Libraries will be offering five “Getting Your Bearings” sessions to introduce graduate students to our collections, resources, and services.

The sessions begin with a 45 minute tour of key points and services in Butler Library, including an intro to our Rare Book & Manuscript library. The tours will begin in the lobby of Butler Library, just inside the main entrance.

The second half of the session, which will take place in Butler 306, will be devoted to an overview of the Libraries’ online information system and ways to get the most out of it, and would be of value to all graduate students.

If you don’t anticipate a great deal of book research in your work at Columbia, you may simply want to come directly to Butler 306 about 45 minutes after the beginning of the tour. (Note the alternate location for the Thursday afternoon session.)

Thursday, August 31 — 11:00-12:30
Thursday, August 31, 3:30 — 5:00 (NOTE: Part 2 meets in Butler Room 203)
Friday, September 1, 2:00 — 3:30
Tuesday, September 5, 11:00 — 12:30
Tuesday, September 5, 3:00 — 4:30

Welcome Week Table and Butler Library Tours

Please drop by our Welcome Week table in the lobby of Butler Library.
Tuesday, September 5- Friday, September 8, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Take a tour of Butler Library, led by our librarians. No reservation required; meet in the lobby of Butler Library.
Tuesday, September 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, September 8, 11:00 am -12:00pm

We wish you a successful and enjoyable Fall Semester!