The Health Sciences Library's Service Desk is located within the Knowledge Center on the lobby level of the Hammer Building. All of our clientele are welcome to use the Health Sciences Library during our staffed hours. Outside of the staffed hours, the Library is closed and only individuals with active CUMC IDs have card swipe access. See our Access Policy for more details.
|Monday - Thursday||9 am to 7 pm|
|Friday||9 am to 5 pm|
|Sunday||Noon to 8 pm|
All circulation transactions should be completed at least 15 minutes before the end of staffed hours. At the end of staffed hours, library staff will check IDs. Clientele without a CUMC ID will be asked to leave. The Knowledge Center space will remain open for 24-hour access via card swipe to CUMC students, faculty, and full-time staff only.
The Columbia University Libraries website lists hours for the Morningside campus locations.
The service desk will be closed for the following holiday periods during the 2017/2018 academic year. The Knowledge Center space will remain accessible via card swipe to CUMC students, officers, and full-time staff.
|Labor Day||September 3-4, 2017|
|Election Day||November 7, 2017 (desk open 12pm to 5pm)|
|Thanksgiving||November 23-26, 2017|
|Christmas||December 22-25, 2017|
|New Year's Day||December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018|
|Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||January 15, 2018|
|President's Day||February 19, 2018|
|Memorial Day||May 28, 2018|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2018|
The Knowledge Center closes one Friday each month for cleaning.
|Friday||November 17, 2017|
|Friday||December 22, 2017|
|Friday||January 12, 2018|
|Friday||February 23, 2018|
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Archives & Special Collections
Monday - Friday, 9:15 am to 4:45 pm, by appointment only. Telephone and email reference are available. Please contact the Archives & Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.