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 Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. Your library account will be credited w...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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 ...
Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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 B...
Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 8:40 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 long can I borrow books?
TC students may keep items borrowed from the Gottesman Libraries for the duration of the semester. An item you check out this semester will be due the first...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 10:17 AM
How many books can I check out from the library?
You can check out as many as you need; there is no limit.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 10:38 AM
What can I do if an item I need is checked out or not on the shelf?
First, look in EDUCAT to make sure you have the correct location and call number. If you still can’t find the item, you have several options: Your fast...
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019 at 2:24 PM