Due to COVID-19, Barnard Library is closed until further notice, with continuing of select library services. Please understand there may be interruptions in service as we support staff in this challenging time. Reach out to library@barnard.edu about course reserves, materials renewals, or fines and other questions, and refdesk@barnard.edu for research consultations and library instruction. See the IMATS site for assistance with distance learning.

We have sad news, and we have happy news.


Our library cupboards are mostly bare. The books from our open stacks are all gone...for now.

PSs I'm going to miss you most of all!

Most of our collection has gone to storage, and will not be accessible until the library reopens in its home in the Teaching & Learning Center in three or so years.


Approximately 18,000 volumes, a tenth of our collection, are now available in Milstein rooms 406, 406A, and 409 in Butler Library. All you need to enter and borrow Barnard books is your Barnard ID. (Note: Barnard affiliates who do not currently have Columbia University borrowing privileges will only be able to borrow Barnard books.)

Millie is at home in Milstein


You can still borrow course reserves, media equipment, media materials, and zines, as well as pick up BorrowDirect and Offsite requests from the Barnard Library in its present location.