Location and Hours

Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Hammer Building - Lobby Level
701 W. 168th St
New York, NY 10032


COVID-19 Note

The Knowledge Center at the Health Sciences Library is open by reservation. CUIMC students, faculty, and staff can make online reservations for individual seats from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Our staff will continue to be available for remote assistance, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. If you need assistance, please submit an inquiry using the Ask a Question Form. Our staff will reach out to you as quickly as possible.


The Health Sciences Library's Service Desk is located within the Knowledge Center on the lobby level of the Hammer Health Sciences Center building. Affiliates of Columbia University Irving Medical Center are welcome to use the Health Sciences Library during our staffed hours. (See our Access Policy for more details on our affiliated clientele.) Outside of the staffed hours, the Library is closed and only individuals with active CUIMC IDs have card swipe access.

Service Desk Staffed Hours

Day Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday Noon to 8 p.m.

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 CUIMC ID will be asked to leave. During holidays, the Knowledge Center space will remain open for 24-hour access via card swipe to CUIMC students, faculty, and full-time staff only.

Getting Here

By Subway

Take the A, C, or 1 to the 168th St. stop. Walk west on 168th St. to Fort Washington Ave. The Hammer Health Sciences Building is located on the northwest corner.

By Bus

Take the M2, M3, M4 or M5

By Columbia Shuttle

The Columbia Shuttle runs between the Morningside Campus, Harlem Hospital Center and the Health Sciences Campus. This Shuttle is for Columbia Affiliates only. 

Columbia Shuttle Schedule