Access & Circulation

Checking out books, materials, and other equipment

What can I do if the book I need is already checked out?
If the item you are looking for is listed as checked out, you may request a recall through the webpage or in person at the circulation desk. This can take u...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 11:01 AM
What happens if I return my Teachers College library books to a Columbia library?
Teachers College library books must be returned to Teachers College in order to be checked-in in a timely manner. Gottesman Libraries staff periodically che...
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019 at 4:28 PM
What other materials can I borrow?
The library loans out the following materials for 3-hour loans at the first floor services desk: Sets of whiteboard markers Headphones Apple DVD drives ...
Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 at 8:46 PM
Where are all the books?
To locate specific items in the library's collection (books, dissertations, media, journals, e-resources), consult our online catalog Educat+....
Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 at 1:44 PM
Where are the audiovisual materials?
Audiovisual materials (videos, DVDs, CDs) are integrated into the collection and shelved by subject instead of format.  To find a specific item you need...
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 11:07 AM
Where are the children's books?
You can find recent children’s fiction (published since 1990) in the second floor reading room.  Recent children’s non-fiction (published since 1990) is...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 8:19 PM
Where are the curriculum materials?
Recent curriculum materials (published since 1990) are shelved in the second floor reading room.  Older curriculum materials (published before 1990) are...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 8:21 PM
Where are the journals?
The library subscribes to journals and databases in electronic format.   A limited collection of bound paper journals that pre-date and supplement the e...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 8:22 PM