Where to find location codes
Location codes are listed on the search results screen.
Example CLIO search results list with highlighted location codes. Click to zoom.
In the detailed title view clicking on the location code in the sidebar will provide hours and link to floorplans.
Example detailed title record view with highlighted location code. Click to zoom.
Common location codes
Online – This item is available online. There should be a link in the full record. If you have problems accessing this item, use the Columbia Libraries E-Resource Problem Report form.
Health Sciences Stacks – Shelved in the stacks in LL2 of the library. Ask at the front desk if you are uncertain of the location of the stacks.
Health Sciences Oversize– Shelved in the stacks in LL2 of the library. Ask at the front desk if you are uncertain of the location of the stacks.
Health Sciences Reserve – Shelved on the reserve shelves behind the front desk on the lobby level. Ask at the front desk for these items. They circulate for 2 hours at a time.
Health Sciences Reference (Non-Circulating) – Shelved in the short shelves near the Reference Desk on the lobby level. These items may not be checked out.
Health Sciences Spec Coll (Non-Circulating) – This location and a few variations on it are for items owned by the Archives and Special Collections. You may use these items, but you will need to make an appointment with Archives and will not be able to check out the material.
Temporarily unavailable. Try Borrow Direct or ILL – This item is shelved in a temporarily inaccessible location. If you can get the item via Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan, you will have it faster. If you cannot find the item through these methods, ask at the front desk and the library will retrieve the item for you. Retrieval may take up to a week.
Offsite - Place Request for delivery within 2 business days – Shelved at Columbia University’s remote offsite shelving facility, ReCAP. Items requested before 2:00 PM are generally available the next business day.
Offsite (Non-Circ) Request for delivery in 2 business days – Shelved at Columbia University’s remote offsite shelving facility, ReCAP. Items requested before 2:00 PM are generally available the next business day. You may not leave the library with this item. Offsite materials can be requested using the 'Offsite' link in the right hand column.
Other Columbia University Libraries – You can request that items from Columbia’s circulating collections, such as Social Work, Science & Engineering [NWC Building], or Butler Stacks (Enter at the Butler Circulation Desk), through the Health Sciences Library/Morningside Delivery.
If you have any questions regarding where an item is located or how to get it the quickest please contact the front desk.