Library Resources

Search the Libraries

Columbia's libraries provide greater access to alumni than any other Ivy League institution.  Take advantage!

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Library e-resources

Explore Columbia's libraries from the privacy of your own computer screen.





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In-person access

Wander the stacks to find old treasures.






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Get Your Library Card

Friends of the Columbia Libraries and alumni are welcome to visit one or more of the libraries on the Columbia campus. Visitors must first register with the Library Information Office at Butler Library.


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Academic Commons

Academic Commons is Columbia University's online repository where current faculty, students, and staff can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research.


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Talk to a Librarian

Chat with research librarians live, online.





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Library FAQs

Everything you always wanted to know about library research, but were afraid to ask.