Winnie Xuan Zhu, ’17GSAS, captured the stacks of Lehman Library in a photo she titled “Let There Be Light,”offering her thanks to Lehman staff.
“Recalling the past year, most of the time I spent was in Lehman, which was so unforgettable. [I’d like to] say thanks for all your work and the great environment in Lehman.”
We heard you!
The expanded 16-week loan period for materials requested via Borrow Direct begins July 1, 2017.
The new loan period will be 16 weeks – a full semester – with no renewals. This is a change from our current 6-week loan period plus one 6-week renewal.
Thank you for your feedback. You help to make a great service even greater.
Are there other ways for us to improve? Please be in touch with your concerns, ideas, and questions.
Borrow Direct Staff
307 Butler Library
Take a well-deserved break from your hectic schedules! Stop by any of the following libraries for low-key stress relievers like coloring, back and neck rubs, therapy dogs, and more:
Tuesday, May 2 through Thursday, May 11, there will be coloring books and jigsaw puzzles available all day on the 200 level of the library.
Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., room 203 will be open as a reflection space, complete with exercise balls and yoga mats, for a moment or two of quiet.
Tuesday, May 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Columbia’s Stressbusters will offer free back and neck rubs in room 203.
Thursday, May 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Media, Film Studies, & Performing Arts Librarian Nancy Friedland will host a movie night in room 203, showing several animated Looney Tunes shorts and the silent film The General.
Thursday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lehman and the School of International and Public Affairs Student Association (SIPASA) will provide coloring supplies and origami.
Science & Engineering Library
Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m., trained therapy dogs will be in the Innovation Space on the main floor, so come in and make a furry friend!
Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 12, there will be coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, and origami available all day in the Innovation Space on the main floor.
Good luck on your exams and take care!
Several of our libraries will have shortened hours on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. Please see below for a schedule of temporary changes to libraries’ hours.
- Business & Economics Library: CLOSED
- C.V. Starr East Asian Library: 9am – 7pm
- Geology Library: 9am – 5pm
- Health Sciences Library: 9am – 5pm
- Lehman Social Sciences Library: 9am – 5pm
- Mathematics Library: 9am – 5pm
- Music & Arts Library: 9am – 5pm
- Science & Engineering Library: 9am – 5pm
- Social Work Library: 10am – 6pm
Any library not listed here will operate as usual. Libraries will return to their regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday, November 9.
Welcome to Columbia University Libraries! We are happy to offer several tours of our various library spaces during the first few weeks of classes. (For information about ALL library locations, please visit our locations page).
Tuesday, 9/8 – 4pm
Wednesday, 9/9 – 4pm
Thursday, 9/10 – 4pm
Friday, 9/11 – 4pm
Wednesday, 9/16 – 4pm
Thursday, 9/17 – 4pm
Friday, 9/18 – 4pm
**All tours meet in Butler Library lobby near the security desk at 4pm. Sign up here, or show up in person.
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library:
Thursday, 9/10 – 12pm
Friday, 9/11 – 12pm
Tuesday, 9/15 – 12pm
Thursday, 9/17 – 12pm
Friday, 9/18 – 12pm
Monday, 9/21 – 12pm
Tuesday, 9/22 – 12pm
Thursday, 9/24 – 12pm
Friday, 9259 – 12pm
Tours open to all students. Tours last 45 minutes; limited to 15 people/tour; sign-up sheets at the Avery Library Service Desk. Tours meet at the Service Desk.
Lehman Social Sciences Library
Tuesday, 9/8 – 10am
Wednesday, 9/9 – 10am
Thursday, 9/10 – 12pm
Starr East Asian Library
Tuesday, 9/8 – 3pm
Wednesday, 9/9 – 10:30am & 3pm
Thursday, 9/10 – 10:30am & 3pm
Friday, 9/11 – 10:30am & 3pm
Saturday, 9/12 – 3pm
Monday, 9/14 – 10:30am & 3pm
Tuesday, 9/15 – 10:30am & 3pm
Wednesday, 9/16 – 10:30am & 3pm
Thursday, 9/17 – 10:30am & 3pm
Tours open to all students. Tours meet at the Service Desk.
Click here for iPod tours of Starr East Asian Library
Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan.
The Libraries have partnered with the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) and General Studies Student Council (GSSC) to provide loans of commonly-used laptop chargers. CCSC and GSCC purchased six laptop chargers available for check-out from the Butler Library Reserves desk (208 Butler Library). These chargers are available for four-hour loans to students, faculty, and staff who have forgotten their laptop chargers. This is a pilot program that will run through the 2014-2015 academic year.
“The Libraries are delighted to partner with CCSC and GSSC to provide lending of commonly used Mac, Toshiba, and Dell laptop chargers,” said Francie Mrkich, Director of Access Services. CCSC At Large Representative to Academic Affairs Grayson Warrick adds, “We hope that with this program, we can save time and hassle for students who may forget to bring their chargers to Butler.
For a complete list of chargers available, see Laptop Chargers Loan Pilot Program on the Libraries website.
Columbia University Libraries / Information Systems is pleased to announce the beta launch of our new Digital Library Collections website. The new site combines into one platform the digital content and metadata from many of our digital special collections projects and online exhibitions. Until now, all of our digital projects’ content has been managed within separate, standalone web/database applications and discoverable only in that context. In the new system, our digital content may be viewed project-by-project or by using a keyword search across all available projects. The new site will also allow us to integrate streaming video and audio into the content. In the future we expect our Digital Library Collections also to be discoverable within the Columbia’s aggregated CLIO search system as well as from the Digital Public Library of America.
Your feedback will greatly benefit our development process. Please visit the site and use the Feedback function in the Help menu at the top right hand corner or at the bottom of the page. We will also be doing formal user testing during the beta period. The full public launch of the website is planned for Winter 2014. Improvements and additional content ingest will continue after launch, and we welcome your continued thoughts and questions as issues arise. The URL is: https://dlc.library.columbia.edu/