Here’s what to expect at RBML this fall semester

In accordance with Columbia University COVID safety protocols, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) offers a number of services to help researchers this fall semester.

First, here’s an overview from University Librarian Ann Thornton’s message updating the University community.

There are also a number of online resources and guidance about limited use of in-person access for Columbia University affiliates (students, staff and faculty).

Digital Resources: Many resources are available online. In addition, we will continue to post news stories on this blog about collections and initiatives.

Reading Room Access: The RBML reading room will be open on a very limited basis by appointment only beginning September 8, 2020 to current Columbia affiliates (students, faculty and staff) whose individual research requires consulting RBML materials. Unaffiliated visitors are not permitted in Columbia University buildings at this time.

Order Reproductions: Limited reproductions of materials may be requested.

Research & Teaching Support: RBML staff are available to assist faculty with online teaching and to support students with research projects and assignments.

Our exhibition galleries are closed for the moment but online exhibitions are always available.