Access The New York Times through Columbia University Libraries

  Columbia University faculty, staff, and students now have full access to content from The New York Times through the Libraries. The Libraries’ campus-wide site license enables current Columbia faculty, staff, and students to activate an NYTimes.com Pass, which provides access to content on the Times’ website on desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Access is […]

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Exploring Podcasting and Journal Publishing with the Columbia Community

Written by Digital Publishing Librarian Michelle Wilson. This fall, the Digital Publishing program invites students and faculty across the academic community to partner with Columbia University Libraries to publish research through the Podcasting and Journal Publishing programs. The programs provide educational opportunities, access to technologies, and publishing services to professionally and impactfully share research stories […]

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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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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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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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