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Special Collections Research Account

To access the system please click the 'Login' button below that represents your affiliation.

Columbia University Users

Columbia University Affiliates include current students, faculty, officers, and staff.

First-time users will be directed to a registration form to create a research account.

External Visitor Login

This login is for all persons not actively affiliated with Columbia University: Special Borrower card holders, alumni, staff retirees, and all other visitors without an active UNI.

Starting November 1, 2021, external visitors may book advance appointments at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Proof of vaccination with a WHO-approved vaccine and completion of a daily symptom attestation form are required.

Visits to Avery, Burke and Starr are limited to current Columbia affiliates. External visitors are not allowed to enter these libraries at this time.