The Library Is Open – Always, Everywhere

The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library is located in the Hammer Health Sciences Center, but our resources are available worldwide, all the time.

The Knowledge Center

The library’s Knowledge Center is located on the Lobby Level of the Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th St. You can access our space 24x7 with your CUIMC ID. Service desk staff will be on hand to assist during our staffed hours. In addition to print books and a variety of study spaces, the Knowledge Center houses Windows and Macintosh computers, printers, and scanners.

You can borrow print books at any time using the library’s self-checkout kiosk. Course reserve materials are available 24x7 from our Course Reserves Cabinet.

Course Reserves

LL1 Reading Room

The library has an additional 24-hour reading room on LL1 in the Hammer building, focused on quiet study. All seating areas have electrical outlets available.

Reading Room

Bookable Group Spaces

Students looking for a place to work or study with a group can reserve time at a Teamwork Hub in the Knowledge Center, or a group study room on LL1. Book Here.

Online Resources

Most library resources are available electronically. You can access these resources anywhere, anytime using your UNI and password. Start your search from the library website to ensure access to all of Columbia University’s resources. In many library databases, such as Pubmed and Web of Science, you’ll see the Columbia e-link. 

Click this icon to link to relevant journal articles and book chapters.