Using the Library
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The library is open to Columbia Law School and Columbia University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Access for individuals may also be purchased on a monthly basis (with some exceptions during exam periods) by visiting the Library Information Office in Butler Library on Columbia's main campus in Morningside Heights. For information about access for law firms and other organizations, please see our Fee-Based Services.
The library has a wide range of materials for use ranging from books and periodicals to online databases. Seating for patrons to read and study is provided on all of the floors open for patron use. Please also feel free to come to the Reference Desk to ask a reference librarian for research assistance.
For information about services such as borrowing and renewing, please see Library Services.