|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection contains the records of the libraries of Columbia University, including the East Asian, business, geology, engineering libraries as well as the Columbiana collection. The records include annual reports, accession records, reader's permits, administrative records, correspondence files and scrapbooks.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
This collection contains the records of the individual departments, units or committees within the Libraries. For the correspondence records of the University Librarian and the office files of central administration of the Columbia University Libraries, please consult the Columbia University Library Office files, 1890-1998.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2019 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.