Teachers College Library

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The Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, commonly known as Teachers College Library, is a large library serving Teachers College. It features one of the nation's largest collections on education and psychology, featuring over 500,000 volumes and numerous rare volumes.

The library is open to all students at Columbia, although printing requires a separate quota rather than NINJa. Borrowing privileges are generally available to students, with standard borrowing periods of one semester.

Unlike other campus libraries, TC's library is very modern, well-lit, and clean. But most importantly, food and drinks are allowed. This is perhaps the reason why students from all of Columbia's schools come here to study (i.e. lots of law and medical students). Many students bring in whole pizza pies, sandwiches, and takeout. The second floor is dedicated to collaboration and is therefore designated as a talking area. The third floor, for the more serious individuals, is a quiet area. The first floor is, well, still up for decision as there is a mix of both quietness and nonsensical chatter.

Students, including Columbia undergraduates, can reserve study rooms ahead of time online.

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Affiliated Libraries
Barnard CollegeBurke (UTS)Jewish TheologicalTeachers College
Special Collections and Programs

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