Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries (CUL) is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, rare books and manuscripts, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials, and the university archives. These services and collections are organized into 25 libraries and various academic technology centers. Materials not available through CUL (whether because they aren't held or because they're checked out) are available through Borrow Direct, a network of partner libraries.
Columbia's primary library is Butler Library, which houses the humanities and history collections. Other disciplines are located in other buildings throughout campus. The centerpiece of campus is Low Library, which served as a library from 1897 until Butler's completion in 1934.
The catalog is available via CLIO.
Due to limited storage space in Morningside Heights approximately 4 million volumes are stored offsite in Princeton, NJ at ReCAP. ReCAP is a joint program with the Princeton University Library and the NY Public Library. Documents can be requested at no cost, and will be either scanned and delivered electronically, or physically delivered for pickup at almost any Columbia library. The ReCAP facility is managed by Princeton University and is not generally available for visiting, although special arrangements may be made.
|Columbia University Libraries|
|Avery (Architecture & Fine Arts) • Business & Economics • Butler • Engineering • Geology • Geoscience • Health Sciences • Journalism • Law School • Lehman Social Sciences • Mathematics Library • Music & Arts • Science & Engineering • Social Work • Starr East Asian|
|Barnard College • Burke (UTS) • Jewish Theological • Teachers College|
|Special Collections and Programs|