Access & Borrowing

Circulation/Reserves Desk

The Barnard Library Circulation/Reserves Desk, where both circulating and reserve items are checked out, is on the first floor of the LeFrak Center (see floorplan below).
Phone: 212-854-3953

To borrow library materials, it is necessary to present a current ID from Barnard College, Columbia University, Teachers College, or Union Theological Seminary.

For information on the collections at Barnard, including our collection development policy, please see Our Collections.

If you have questions about your borrowing privileges or any of our services, please contact the Barnard Library Circulation/Reserves Desk in person on the first floor of LeFrak, by phone (212-854-3953) or by e-mail (

Course Reserves

Each semester, instructors submit lists of items that are in high demand for their courses, and these are removed from the stacks and kept in the reserves area.  They circulate for shorter loan periods than regular circulating items.  Request Course Reserves materials at the Circulation/Reserves Desk.

Location & Floorplan

LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

View Barnard Library and Academic Information Services in a larger map.

The Barnard Library in the LeFrak Center is wheelchair accessible via the ramp on the south side of Barnard Hall (to your left when you enter the gates at 117th and Broadway).

Gender inclusive, women's, and men's bathrooms are available as shown on the floorplan below.

Library Floorplan

Download floorplan as a PDF file.