Academic buildings on the main campus are generally open seven days a week from 7:30 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. On College holidays the academic buildings are open from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and access is limited.
The Gottesman Libraries are open to students, faculty, and staff of Teachers College and affiliated institutions, namely Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological and Jewish Theological seminaries. Non-affiliated researchers and scholars may make arrangements for visitor access to the Library by contacting Libraries Administration at 212.678.3023. The Gottesman Libraries is open from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, and 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. on Sunday. The Libraries has extended hours during midterm and final exam periods.
Access to closed College facilities by authorized individuals is gained only with assistance from the Office of Public Safety. Faculty may access their offices at any time. Residential Halls are closed to the public and may be entered or occupied only by authorized residents, their guests, and College employees.
A valid Teachers College ID card is needed for access to campus academic buildings and residence halls at all times. New students may receive a Teachers College ID card once they have registered for classes. Students moving into on-campus housing may receive their ID card on the day they move in.
A valid Teachers College ID card must be presented at an access control reader or to a Public Safety Officer when entering any campus building.
Teachers College community members who do not have their Teachers College ID card upon their person when entering campus must show a valid picture ID (e.g. driver’s license), sign in, and receive a Visitor Pass.
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear their Teachers College or affiliate institution ID card on their outermost garment when on campus. Visitors are required to wear their Public Safety issued Visitor Pass on their outermost garment while on campus.
Responsible Office: Public Safety
Effective Date: April 2015
Last Updated: April 2015