Access & Circulation

Checking out books, materials, and other equipment

Am I entitled to library privileges if I am only registered for dissertation advisement?
Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 at 10:15 AM
Can I return Columbia, Law or Jewish Theological Seminary library books to Teachers College?
No. Columbia University library books, including Barnard and Union Theological Seminary, may be returned to any Columbia library. Law Library and Je...
Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 at 10:16 AM
How can I pay library fines?
You can pay your library fines on our secure Payments page, using your individual card. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, and JB. Your...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2022 at 11:14 AM
How can I request materials from Columbia's Health Sciences library?
If you find a book in CLIO, the Columbia University Libraries (CUL) online catalog, that is indicated to be located at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at ...
Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 at 1:40 PM
How do I become a Proxy Borrower at the Gottesman Libraries for a faculty member or administrator?
Becoming a Proxy Borrower will allow you to check out print materials under the faculty member or administrator's account. You can become a Proxy Bo...
Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 at 3:25 PM
How do I get a "closed stack" item?
Need an item that says CLOSED STACK in EDUCAT? Historical collections are stored in the basement and must be retrieved for your use by Library staff. Yo...
Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 at 1:48 PM
How do I renew a book?
You can view and renew checked out books online. You will need to click on the My Library Items link on the Gottesman Libraries homepage and log in with yo...
Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 at 1:07 PM
How do I renew a book?
Auto or self-renewal of materials checked out to current members are in effect for a maximum total loan period of six months, including the renewals. Ple...
Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 at 1:52 PM
How long can I borrow books?
For current and affiliated members, library materials typically circulate for an entire semester. Restrictions apply for Everett Cafe books, which circul...
Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 at 1:59 PM
How many books can I check out from the library?
The following loan rules are in effect: Faculty - 100 items Students - 50 items Community - 25 items Professional Staff - 50 items Alumni - 25 items ...
Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 at 2:12 PM