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International Students

WELCOME AND TIPS

Libraries work differently from country to country. This guide will direct you to important Library resources and services to help you succeed.

Some good things to know:

  • Use chat, text and email services at library.colum.edu to get help, wherever you are. 
  • It is always OKAY TO ASK QUESTIONS.  All Library staff love to answer questions and help you find what you need. 
  • It is always OKAY TO COME BACK AND ASK AGAIN or GET HELP SOLVING A PROBLEM USING THE LIBRARY. 
  • For help finding books, eBooks, and articles, starting projects, and doing research, use the Ask a Librarian chat, SMS, and email options.
  • Books and magazines may be used in the Library.  
  • Books, CDs and DVDs may be borrowed and taken out of the Library. 
    • Library staff can help you find a book, CD, or DVD. 
    • Bring the book to the Circulation Desk on the first floor.
    • Show your Columbia Student I.D.
  • Many course textbooks are on RESERVE, available at the Circulation Desk on the first floor to be used in the Library only. 
  • Search for and find electronic books, articles, data, reports and video from anywhere, using the search box at library.colum.edu.
  • The Library subscribes to over 130 databases that contain specialized, valuable information not available on the internet for free. 
  • A great place to start searching for books, articles, reports and data is the main search box at library.colum.edu.
  • Always bring your Columbia Student I.D. to the Library.  You will use it to enter the Library, check out books, print, etc.