We want to ensure you are informed about access to the libraries during midterms and finals this semester. The updates below outline access policy changes. The new Study Space Open Now page shows you which libraries are currently open, and the Library Hours page provides a calendar view for each library's hours of operation. For a full list of library facilities, please visit the Study Spaces guide.
Business & Economics Library
During midterms and finals, the Business & Economics Library will be open to all graduate students, faculty, staff, and to undergraduate Economics majors. Others who need library resources or research assistance found only at the Business & Economics Library may request access and assistance at the circulation desk. During the fall semester, this policy will apply October 7-21 and December 2-18. The Business & Economics Library is open to all Columbia affiliates during other times throughout the semester.
Science & Engineering Library
The Science & Engineering Library will begin study hall hours until 3 a.m. on October 4, Sundays through Thursdays, running through the end of the semester. During the weekend of midterms and finals, the study hall hours will be extended to Friday and Saturday.
Lehman Social Sciences Library
During the last four weeks of the semester, the Lehman Social Sciences Library will hold study hall hours until 4 a.m. seven days a week.
Butler Library will continue to be open for study 24-hours a day, seven days a week during the semester. During the last four weeks of the semester, 24-hour study will be extended to reading rooms on the 5th and 6th floors.
We Understand the High Demand for Study Space
We have identified several areas within Libraries facilities where we may increase seating in the future. We are currently in discussions with campus leadership about how to fund the renovation of those spaces, and we will continue to update your student representatives as the situation develops.
Contact Damon Jaggars, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries and Information Services.