Avery is open on a limited basis to current Columbia University students, faculty, and staff. Patrons must comply with the Columbia Community Health Compact for entry. Visitor and alumni access remains suspended until further notice.
As of August 17, 2021, Avery Library’s stacks and spaces are open to eligible Columbia affiliates. Patrons may browse the stacks and use items in the library. The Avery-LC collection is largely circulating and items may be checked out of the library. Additionally, Avery-LC items may be requested in advance (please allow 3-5 business days) via the Book Pick-Up Service and be picked up at our Service Desk. Here’s what you need to do.
Special Collections: Avery Classics, Art Properties, & Drawings & Archives are open by appointment to eligible Columbia affiliates. Please contact the relevant department with your research questions or to make an appointment.
Research & Teaching Support: Avery staff are available to assist faculty with teaching online and to support students with research projects and assignments. Here’s what you need to know.