Category Archives: Technology & Facilities

Scanners at Lehman

There are six flat-bed scanners in Lehman library. One, with automatic document feeder for up to 12″ x 18″ material, is located in the Data Service in room 215.The five others are for 8.5″ x 11″ material and are located in the DSSC. Four of which are stand alone scanners, i.e for scanning only. The fifth is attached to a public workstation.

There is also one large-format sheet-fed scanner in the Data Service. The  Colortrac 5480e scanner has been acquired for digitizing maps and other large-format single sheet material.

For more information, peruse the Large Format Scanner page. For information on scanning at Columbia University Libraries see the Scanning Services page.

New Service – Journalism Library Video Chat

The Journalism Library is excited to launch a new cool service to assist you with your research – video chat reference – which will enable you to connect with a librarian using Skype or Google+ Hangouts.

Enjoy virtual face time and screen-sharing demonstrations, all from the comfort of your couch.  In addition to video chat "Walk-in Wednesdays," you may make evening and weekend appointments for video chat research assistance.

Take a look at the instructions for using these video chat technologies – and book your appointment today!

Bloomberg Basics

lehman2009-03-09dsc_43911Bloomberg Basics will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.  Instruction sessions are offered at the Digital Social Science Center in Lehman Library, and be sure to check out the Bloomberg Help Guide for navigation commands and tips.

  • October 7th, 10am ~ 11am
  • October 21st, 10am ~ 11am
  • November 4th, 10am ~ 11am

Register here – space is limited!  Can’t attend to one of the sessions above?  Request an individual or small group consultation.

Lehman’s Regular Semester Hours Resume

Welcome back for spring semester. Lehman hours are back to those that will extend throughout much of the semester. The Library will be open:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – Midnight 
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Exceptions will occur in spring break when they are shortened and prior to finals when extended study-hall hours will be offered. Remember you can always check to see when Lehman or any other campus library is open by checking the hours link in the "Using the Libraries" pull-down menu found in the blue bar that is part of the heading on all library web pages.


CLIO, the Libraries’ online catalog now has a new mobile version – CLIOmobile – for use with your smart phone or mobile device!

From CLIOmobile, you can:
  • Search CLIO
  • Save items to ‘My List’
  • Email records
  • Check your Library Account and renew books
  • Place recalls
For more information, click on the following link:

Make the Most the Work Spaces in the DSSC

The DSSC is a workspace set up so students can work either in groups or on their own.  There is a variety of workstations and tables, each designed to meet a different need. The study tables are for those who are working either without a computer or on their laptops.

The different configurations of workstations in the DSSC are set up to serve different purposes. These uses are described on signs throughout the area and on our workstation policy page.  A policy worth noting at this busy time of year is that a workstation is available if it is logged off OR the screen is dark. Unattended belongings left at a workstation do not reserve a workstation.

For information about the workstations and the software applications they contain can be found on the DSSC Hardware page.

Need to Scan something? You have options.

The Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) offers a variety of equipment for scanning.

For scanning pages up to 8.5" x 11" one page at a time there are:

  • scanners at 4 of the DSSC workstations,
  • 1 scanner at a dedicated scanning station near the CUIT consultant’s desk,
  • 1 scanner in EDS as describe in the next paragraph.

For scanning pages up to 12" x 18" either one page at a time or using a sheet feeder there is

  • one scanner on the lower level of the DSSC in the Electronic Data Service lab (available only during the hours EDS is open).

For scanning sheets larger than 12" x 18", Lehman has a scanning service.

  • Requests for scanning large format material can be made at the Lehman Circulation Desk. Because this is not self-service there is a turnaround time and a policy relating to the types of material accepted.  See the Large Format Scanner page  for details.

Beyond Lehman and the DSSC there are other options:

How do I print that?

printing1If you aren’t sure what your print quota is, here’s how to find out! You can also purchase printing dollars, find your balance, and find printer locations.

If you want to print to a NINJA printer from your laptop, follow directions here:

Other questions? Check out CUIT’s index page: