Barnard Library is open for seating and access to stacks for Barnard and Columbia students, staff, and faculty. Masks are required in the library. Read more about our hours or current Barnard Library services.


The library is OPEN 24/7 beginning Tuesday 12/15. Except...
The library is CLOSED for Midnight Breakfast 5pm Wednesday 12/16 - 10am Thursday 12/17

The library closes for the fall semester at 9pm on Wednesday 12/23.
The library opens for the spring semester at 8:30am on Tuesday 1/19.
Our hours will be the same as always:
Sun 10am-midnight
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-midnight
Fri 8:30am-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm

Things you will find in the library in the LeFrak Center

  • Personal librarians
  • Archives & archivists
  • Computers
  • The Empirical Reasoning Center & staff
  • Printers & scanners
  • Seminar rooms
  • Zines
  • Course reserves & new books
  • Digital training lab
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Study space
  • Bathrooms, gendered and gender inclusive

Things you will find elsewhere

Our 20,000 most heavily circulated books, which are temporarily housed in Butler Library, Milstein rooms.

Additional study space in the Altschul Atrium