Ready to Browse in Butler Lounge

Written by Teaching and Undergraduate Services Librarian Kaneisha Gaston. Butler Library recently transformed empty shelves in the Lounge (room 214) into a new browsing display, called Butler Browsing. Butler Library is home to the Libraries’ Milstein Undergraduate Library, which supports the University’s undergraduate courses, introductory-level guides to academic disciplines and popular interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary titles. […]

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Free Open Access Publishing with Cambridge University Press

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce that the NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), of which Columbia is a core member, has signed a Read and Publish Agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that will waive article processing charges (APCs) for open access articles that meet the following eligibility criteria: Have a corresponding author affiliated with Columbia University Be original research (eligible […]

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Ongoing Workshops from Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries offers regularly-occurring workshops on key resources throughout the semester. These sessions are typically held via Zoom and are open to anyone at Columbia. They are held weekly at various days and times to make them easy to fit into your schedule, and are all one hour or less. Popular workshops include: Getting […]

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How to Use the FLI Partnership Lending Library for Low-Income or First-Generation Undergrads

Are you teaching a course in the Spring and want to make sure your course materials will be available for your undergraduate students? Partner with the Libraries and help us make course materials available to all students through course reserves, purchasing, and the FLI Partnership Lending Library. For more support, contact undergrad@library.columbia.edu. The Columbia FLI […]

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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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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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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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Declassified Government Documents Held in the Libraries’ Collections are Now Significantly Easier to Search and Discover

Columbia University Libraries and the History Lab are pleased to announce an important milestone in a multi-year project to significantly improve the discoverability of declassified government documents held in the Libraries’ collection via the Freedom of Information Archive (FOIArchive). Integration of the U.S. based collections of the archive in the Columbia Libraries’ catalog now enables […]

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