Six Libraries Open for Study Space by Reservation

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce that six libraries are now open for study space by appointment or reservation to Columbia University students who are approved to return to campus. Seats may be reserved for up to two hours per day in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Business & Economics Library, Butler Library, […]

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Columbia University Libraries Expands Book Pick-up Service

Update: As of August 10, the Libraries further expanded its Book Pick-up Service to also include materials from the Health Sciences Library (to be picked up from the Health Sciences Library) and select, newly-circulating items from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library (picked up from the plaza-level rear exit of Avery Hall). The Libraries also resumed […]

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Columbia University Libraries Launches Book Pick-Up Service

Columbia University Libraries launched this week a book pick-up service that enables current Columbia University students, staff, and faculty to request and pick up library materials from participating library locations. The book pick-up service is one of several library services that resumed in recent weeks, including book returns and scanning of materials from offsite collections […]

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40% of Columbia’s print collections are now temporarily available in digital format following the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service announcement. Here’s how to access those materials.

HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, announced an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) this week. The service will allow students, faculty, and staff from eligible member libraries (including Columbia University) to have online reading access to materials that are currently […]

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What’s Happening with Barnard Library in Spring/Summer 2018

Great news! Barnard’s new Milstein Teaching and Learning Center opens in September 2018. Because moving presents some logistical challenges, including restoring books and archival materials to their shelves and the library catalog, the Barnard Library will suspend access to some services and resources for a time this summer. If you are a Barnard library user, […]

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ReCAP Accessions 15 Millionth Item

The country’s largest offsite library shelving facility, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), now holds over 15 million items. ReCAP’s 15 millionth item, “Object lessons & the formation of knowledge : the University of Michigan museums, libraries, & collections 1817-2017,” was accessioned April 27, 2018. In September, the consortium members launched a Shared Collection […]

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Columbia Libraries Partners with Design for America to Address Stress Culture in Butler Library

The Design for America project with Columbia Libraries is a student-led effort working alongside administrators and staff in Butler Library with a mission to improve the student experience at Butler. Based on the results of a survey of more than 200 current students, DFA x CU Libs has prioritized promoting healthy study habits, comfort, and […]

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Expansion of Borrow Direct Loan Period

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 […]

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Butler Library Now Lending Laptop Chargers

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 […]

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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 […]

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