Finals Study Space Update

Happy Spring!  Finals are just around the corner, and we want to ensure you are informed about the availability of study space in library facilities during finals this semester.  The Study Spaces Open Now page shows which libraries are currently open, and the Library Hours page provides a calendar view for each library’s hours of operation.  For a full list of study spaces in library facilities, please visit the Study Spaces page.

From May 1 through May 15, Watson Library will be open to graduate students, faculty, staff, and undergraduates in Economics and Business (GS) Monday through Friday from 8am – 7pm.  At all other times the library will be open to all valid Columbia ID holders.  Others who need library resources or research assistance found only at Watson Library during restricted hours may request access and assistance at the circulation desk.  Watson Library is open to all Columbia affiliates during other times throughout the semester.

We will also continue to extend access during the finals period at other library facilities as follows:

  • The Science & Engineering Library will offer study hall hours until 3am Sundays through Thursday until the end of the semester.
  • Lehman Social Sciences Library will hold study hall hours until 4am through the end of the semester.
  • Butler Library will continue to be open for study 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the semester.  Beginning April 21, 24-hour study will be extended to reading rooms on the 5th and 6th floors through the end of the semester.