Most libraries are open for study and access to stacks for Columbia faculty, students, and staff. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. Visitor and alumni access remains suspended. Many services, tools, and collections remain available online. Read more... 


Library spaces are open to current Columbia University students, faculty, and staff. Hours can be found here. Access to spaces in those 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.



Reserve a Room for Group Study

Business Library Study Rooms can be reserved by Columbia Business School affiliates

Terms & Conditions to Enter and Use Libraries Study Spaces

To enter and use Libraries study 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:

  •     You must wear a face covering at all times regardless of vaccination status
  •     Food (and in some locations drinks) are not permitted
  •     Leave furniture in place
  •     Wash your hands after touching shared surfaces

Regardless of vaccination status, face coverings are required at all times. Library reading rooms are monitored for adherence to the Columbia Community Health Compact. 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, while using the reserved space. This includes not only your own behavior, but that of those you permit into the space during your reservation. This includes all parties wearing a mask at all times, when alone and in groups. 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. These rules are put in place to protect the health and well-being of our community.