CLIO location codes let you know if you need to get the item from another library via Interlibrary Loan or Borrow Direct or if you can visit the library and pick it up today.

Where to find location codes 

Location codes are listed on the search results screen.

CLIO search results list with highlighted location codes

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.

Detailed title record view with highlighted location code

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 Knowledge Center. Ask at the service desk if you are uncertain of the location.

Health Sciences Oversize– Shelved in the Knowledge Center. Ask at the service desk if you are uncertain of the location.

Health Sciences Reserve – Shelved on the reserve shelves behind the front desk on the lobby level. Ask at the service desk for these items. Items circulate for 2 hours at a time.

Health Sciences Reference (Non-Circulating) – Shelved in the Knowledge Center. 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 service desk for assistance.

Offsite - Place Request for delivery within 2 business days – Shelved at Columbia University’s 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 offsite shelving facility, ReCAP. Items requested before 2:00 PM are generally available the next business day. These items do not circulate.

Other Columbia University Libraries – You can request that items from Columbia’s circulating collections, such as Social Work, Science & Engineering, or Butler Stacks, through the Health Sciences Library/Morningside Delivery.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding where an item is located or how to get it quickly, please contact the service desk.