The Barnard Library and Archives are committed to providing access to their collections, resources, and to all library users, including people with disabilities.
Please reach out to us if you need any assistance in using the Library or the Archives or if your needs are not met by the policies and procedures described here. Where possible, we will update our policies and procedures to support your access to Barnard Library.
Building Access & Reserved Seating
The only currently open entrance to the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning (from the center of campus) is level and accessible with power-assisted doors. There is elevator access to all currently-open floors of the building.
Barnard Library seating is available by reservation only and available only for current Barnard and Columbia students. There are photos of each seat in the reservation system. There are adjustable height carrels on floors 2 and 3 as well as an adjustable-height computer station (UNI login) on the 2nd floor of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning. The PawPrint stations are currently on floors 1 and 3, and now function only by ID tap.
Collections Access & Research Consultations
Barnard Personal Librarians invite virtual appointments for research support and inquiries about alternative formats. We currently collect books in audio, electronic, and print formats.