Masks are now optional.  

Access to spaces in the Libraries' locations may be limited or may change per University guidelines. Visit our Using the Libraries page to learn more about accessing and working with our collections.

Terms & Conditions to Enter and Use Libraries Spaces

To enter and use Libraries' spaces, you must have your Columbia ID with you, and you must abide by Columbia's Community Health Compact and adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  •     Mask are now optional.
  •     Food (and in some locations drinks) are not permitted
  •     Leave furniture in place
  •     Wash your hands after touching shared surfaces

Library reading rooms are subject to the Columbia University Libraries Code of Conduct. You will be asked to leave the library and referred to Student Conduct for failure to comply.


By making this reservation, you are verifying your understanding that you are accountable to all Columbia rules and regulations, including the Compact and the Libraries Code of Conduct, while using the reserved space. This includes not only your own behavior, but that of those you permit into the space during your reservation. Failure to comply with University policies may lead to immediate dismissal from the library and referral to Student Conduct and Community Standards for review. Should you no longer need the space, it is important to cancel your reservation so you are not held accountable for other individuals' behavior.