Getting Started With the Columbia Libraries

Here are the top five things alumni need to know.

  1. What’s available to alumni? Columbia Libraries has an alumni page collecting resources available to alumni. Bookmark this page for easy access.
     
  2. How do alumni get access? You need a Columbia Uni to access the alumni library resources remotely. Every alum has one. If you don’t know yours, get help here.
     
  3. Can I visit the libraries in person? Due to COVID-19, alumni access is currently limited to Butler Library. In time, access to other libraries will return. Steps for gaining access can be found on the Columbia Libraries website.
     
  4. Do alumni have borrowing privileges? Borrowing privileges are available for $30 a month. Information on how to obtain them is available here.
     
  5. Can alumni access the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library? Yes. Please consult the contact information for the distinctive collections to arrange for access.