The Library

Published on Dec 02, 2014
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By Natalie Cardona (’16)

It’s finals season for Columbia College students. To help you with your academic endeavors, the library is available for all students

Veteran librarian, April Levy encourages students to visit the library anytime during the school year.

“We have access to technology, quiet study places, places for groups to work, even places for students to sleep,” says Levy.

The places Levy refers to are scattered around the five floors of the library, including the Lurie Lounge on the 4th floor. If you need a quieter setting or space for a group midterm project, there is a designated quiet zone and six study rooms on the 3rd floor of the library. You can book rooms in advance through the online calendar.

Left your textbook at home? 

Use the library’s Course Reserves service. Textbooks that cost at least $40 are behind the 1st Floor reserve desk. You can read, scan, and email pages you need, but the textbook must remain in the library.

If you have a research question you can call, email, text, or even tweet a librarian. Students looking for information on a specific subject should talk to a librarian that specializes in their specific academic department.

“This library has detailed information for what Columbia students are studying in school, unlike a public library. We offer individual help to anyone who comes to the 2nd floor information desk with no appointment needed,” says Levy.

There are also research guides on the library’s website that have links to librarians who focus on specific subject areas to help students in their research.   

If you need a break from studying, check out the exhibits in the library.

Art in the Library on 3rd Floor North showcases the talent of Columbia students, faculty, staff, and alumni artists in all forms of visual arts: sculpture, painting, drawings, paper and book arts. Other exhibits can be found, here.

“We want to make this a place where people study, research, eat and drink, and socialize. We want to make sure we are doing what students want in the best way we can,” explains Levy.

Before heading to the library, check the library’s hours as they change each day. See library times on their website, here.

Columbia College Library

624 S. Michigan Ave.