Guide To The Columbia Libraries


Guide to

WELCOMEColumbia University Librariesis one of the top five academicresearch libraries in North America,offering extensive print andelectronic resources, disciplinebased digital centers, and a teamof expert staff providing innovativeservices to support instructionand scholarship. The collectionsinclude over 13 million volumes,over 160,000 journals and serials,as well as extensive electronicresources, manuscripts, rare books,microforms, maps, and graphic andaudio-visual materials. Our websiteis the gateway to our services

Butler Library

Locations1 Avery Architectural &Fine Arts Library300 Avery Barnard College LibraryLeFrak Center, Barnard Hall,3009 Broadwaylibrary.barnard.edu3 Burke Library at Union TheologicalSeminary3401 Broadway at West 121st Business & Economics Library130 Uris Butler Library535 West 114th Advisory Office507 Butler 208b Butler

Digital Humanities Center305 Butler Information Office201 Butler Undergraduate Library2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of Butler Book & Manuscript Library6th Floor East, Butler C.V. Starr East Asian Library300 Kent Geology Library601 Schermerhorn Jewish Theological Seminary Library3080 Journalism Library204 Pulitzer Studies309 Lehman Mathematics Library303 Mathematics Music & Arts Library701 Dodge Music Lab701 Dodge Science & Engineering Library401 Northwest Corner gital Science Center401 Northwest Corner Social Work LibrarySchool of Social Work, 2nd Teachers College Library525 West 120th Law Library300 Greene Lehman Social Sciences Library300 International for Digital Researchand Scholarship201 Lehman Librarycdrs.columbia.eduCenter for Human RightsDocumentation & Research318 Lehman Social Science Center323 Lehman library location:Health Sciences Library701 West 168th

HoursHours vary at individual libraries throughout the semester. Library hours by location andreal-time study space information are available online: SpacesWe offer a range of facilities for both group and individual study needs. The RoomReservation system allows all students to book a room for group study or presentation practicein Butler Library, Lehman Social Sciences Library, or the Science & Engineering and TechnologyWe offer lab spaces, specialized software, and staff with specific expertise in a range ofsoftware and technologies. Printing is available in most libraries for use with a Columbiaprinting quota. Scanning is available in most libraries: Starr East Asian libraryDigital CentersOur Digital Centers provide high-end support for research, teaching, and learning in thehumanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Digital Humanities Center, Digital SocialScience Center, Digital Science Center, and Digital Music Lab provide technology-richenvironments where library staff can provide expertise and assistance to patrons who employadvanced computing to accomplish their work. The highly collaborative spaces within theDigital Centers facilitate group work, and the centers together represent a forward-thinkingapproach to supporting evolving scholarly and educational practice of faculty and bia Libraries Information Online (CLIO)CLIO is a unified search and discovery system that incorporates many sources ofinformation: the library catalog, databases, e-journals, articles, archives, e-books, andAcademic Commons, our institutional repository:

Research SupportWe encourage users to schedule a research consultation with a subject specialist for themost tailored, in-depth guidance. The Ask a Librarian Service enables users to e-mail,text, or call with more immediate questions. Other forms of support include courserelated instruction and workshops, citation management software, online tutorials, andresearch guides: ResourcesWhile our libraries house millions of volumes of books and journals on campus, usersmay also request materials from offsite shelving or partner libraries. Borrow Directallows requests from circulating collections at Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke,Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, University of Chicago, University ofPennsylvania, Yale, and the Center for Research Libraries. Interlibrary Loan providesaccess to materials currently unavailable through Columbia such as non-book loansand international requests from a wide range of lending institutions. ReCAP is our offcampus shelving facility, operated jointly with Princeton University and the New YorkPublic Library: and Special CollectionsOur distinctive and special collections encompass a broad range of treasures, includingrare books, archives, oral histories, manuscript collections, works of art, prints,photographs, films, architectural drawings, music scores, scientific instruments, andrealia. These collections can be found in Avery Library, Burke Library, Center forHuman Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia Center for Oral History, EastAsian Library, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Global Studies division, and UniversityArchives: ni are welcome to visit any of the libraries with an alumni card from the LibraryInformation Office in Butler Library. Borrowing privileges are available for a fee.Alumni may continue to access a vast number of electronic resources by using theirColumbia UNI, including JSTOR, Proquest, Project Muse, and the Avery Index,among others: Library

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11 Lehman Social Sciences Library 300 International Affairs Center for Digital Research and Scholarship 201 Lehman Library Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research 318 Lehman Library Digital Social Science Center 323 Lehman Library