Category Archives: Libraries

Fall 2013 Hours

Fall is here.  This means we shall be open seven days a week for your library needs.  Our fall hours are:

M-Th: 1-8pm

F: 1-6pm

S: 10-6pm



So pop on by and enjoy all we have to offer!

August Hours 2013

Last month of the summer, and we have new students starting, which means, NEW HOURS!

M-Th: 1-8pm

Friday: 1-6pm


Come on in and read, research, and relax in the A/C!

Summer Hours

Happy summer!  Hope that you drink lots of water today.  Come in and see us during our summer hours to cool down.

Monday – Thursday 1pm-8pm

Friday 1pm-6pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed

New York Public Library

With many students set to graduate in the coming weeks, it’s a great time to point out the wonderful resources available to NYC residents through the New York Public Library. With over 80 branches located in three boroughs, NYPL is an easily accessible option for soon-to-be graduates after their time at Columbia is over.

NYPL also offers access to many popular databases and e-journals on its website through the Articles and Databases page. Keep in mind that some databases can only be accessed on-site at an NYPL branch, and all databases require you to have a library card to use them. If you’re not already a cardholder, you can sign up for an NYPL library card here.

Students and soon-to-be grads alike should also know that NYPL offers access to a Bloomberg terminal at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), located at 34th Street and Madison Avenue in Midtown.

Borrow Direct Collaboration ExpandsC

 Borrow DirectBorrow Direct – a book-borrowing consortium between the libraries of Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University – will be expanded soon to include additional institutions in the service – Harvard and MIT!

Beginning in summer 2011, faculty, students, and staff from Columbia and the six partner institutions will also have access to regularly circulating materials from Harvard and MIT. This expansion increases the number of volumes available to Columbia scholars from more than 45 million to almost 70 million.

Borrow Direct is fast and easy to use – try it here today!

C-SPAN Video Library

Did you know that C-SPAN placed its entire archive of footage dating back to 1987 online earlier this year? Over 160,000 hours of programming can be viewed in its entirety at the C-SPAN Video Library. From Congressional Medal of Honor ceremonies to President Clinton’s press conference in reaction to the 1994 midterm elections, if it happened on C-SPAN in the last 23 years, you can find it online. Even your favorite installment of Book TV is available!

C-SPAN Video Library Logo

The archive features a rich index which allows you to find relevant video based on a number of criteria, including subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords and location. The amount of content available feels almost limitless, and as C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb told the New York Times earlier this year, “Journalists can feast on it.” Dig in!