Art Properties Complies with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Written by Curator of Art Properties Roberto C. Ferrari. The Department of Art Properties recently partnered with colleagues in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library to conduct comparative research and write brief documentation on Native American works of art in the Columbia University collection. This collaborative effort assisted Art Properties with creating a detailed inventory […]

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Pride Month Spotlight: Ebooks in LGBTQ Studies

To commemorate Pride Month, Research and Collections Librarian for Gender and Women’s Studies Sarah Witte compiled a selection of ebooks that speaks to a range of experiences and stories from the LGBTQ community. The collection is available to Columbia faculty, staff, and students through SimplyE for Columbia, a mobile app for ebooks. Several highlights from […]

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How Researchers Can Help with Recovery Efforts for the Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town

In late April, the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, was devastated by a wildfire that sparked on nearby Table Mountain and ultimately destroyed much of the University’s Jagger Reading Room, which held the library’s special collections. Collections in the reading room included numerous artifacts on African history, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, and […]

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Five Ways to Get Started at the Libraries This Summer

Columbia University Libraries is thrilled to welcome students to campus this summer! Whether you’re returning to campus or arriving for the first time, we’re here to support you. Here are five easy ways to get started at the Libraries: Browse Collections Access millions of our collections online through CLIO. To request scans of print materials, […]

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New E-Handouts Support Remote Learning and Teach New Research Methods and Skills

Written by Social Science and Social Work Research Support Librarian Sophie Leveque. Social Science and Social Work Research Support Librarian Sophie Leveque uploaded several e-handouts to Academic Commons for use by the Columbia University community and beyond. The learning materials were originally created to accompany four popular virtual workshops hosted by the Libraries, Let’s Use […]

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Just Launched: Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive

Written by Web Resources Collection Coordinator Alex Thurman and Journalism and Government Information Librarian Kristina Vela Bisbee. Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive. The ongoing struggle in the United States between advocates for voting rights and official proponents of […]

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Five Reminders about Using the Libraries in Person

Reserving a study seat is quick and easy, including just before you come. You can reserve a seat any time prior to arrival for up to four hours per day. Multiple reservations (in different locations) are allowed. Video conferencing is allowed in designated rooms. Masks must be worn at all times.You will be asked to leave […]

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Meet Kevin, who ensures that archives in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library are discoverable and accessible to researchers

Q: Which part of the Libraries do you work in, and what’s your role? The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia University’s principal repository for special collections. The holdings include hundreds of thousands of rare books and nearly 80,000 linear feet of archival material, which are records created by people or institutions as […]

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SimplyE, a Mobile App for Ebooks, Comes to Columbia

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of SimplyE for Columbia, a free mobile app that brings together ebooks from our collection and makes them accessible all in one place. Initially developed and launched by the New York Public Library, SimplyE helps Columbia’s Libraries improve the reading experience and makes available ebooks from […]

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Extended Library Hours Beginning March 7

Beginning March 7 through the end of Spring term (April 23), the Science and Engineering Library will be open until midnight Sundays through Wednesdays in response to student requests for extended hours. Six libraries are currently open for study space to students, faculty, and staff. To enter and use library study spaces, you must make a reservation, […]

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