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.