Library Resources

Library Resources

The Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College offer a diverse set of information services to meet the needs of faculty and students in all programs of the College. The library staff is dedicated to helping students find and use the information that they need for all of their academic work. In addition, both online and on-site services and facilities are organized to support the production of new intellectual materials for education, research, and development. The EdLab located in the library develops software, media, curriculum materials, and learning tools to support the work of students and faculty.

The Gottesman Libraries offer access to books, journals, online databases, and more in all academic areas of the College. Materials not in the library collections can be requested directly from a link on the library homepage. The Russell Hall facility provides both quiet and collaboration space, individual study carrels and group study rooms that can be reserved, computer work areas, and both wireless and wired network connections for laptops. The adaptive technology lab provides a variety of adaptive software and other special equipment for persons with disabilities. The library cafe offers coffee and snacks. Russell Hall is open most days of the year; evening and weekend hours vary with the academic calendar.

Teachers College students have access to all of the Columbia University libraries which, along with our library, comprise one of the world’s greatest research collections. Your TC ID card will allow you to enter and borrow from any Columbia library.

Columbia students, faculty and staff have reading access to most New York University libraries upon presentation of a current, valid Columbia I.D. Card. You can use your TC ID to enter the Bobst Library at New York University.

For access to materials in area libraries more generally, the Gottesman Libraries will provide a New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO) Referral Card for a specific title at one of the 250 member libraries if that title is not at Columbia or in the New York Public Library.

In addition, because of the Library’s membership in the Research Libraries Group (, Teachers College students are eligible for on-site access to the 93 member libraries, including Yale, Princeton, and Rutgers universities.


The Gottesman Libraries

525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3494

Library Hours

When you visit the library in person, you can:

  • Borrow books and Teachers College dissertations
  • Use printed journals, videos, and software
  • Print or copy materials using your student ID
  • Ask research questions of a reference librarian
  • Attend tours, book talks, and research workshops
  • Access a range of curriculum materials
  • Enjoy exhibits, including written publications and artwork, by members of the Teachers College community
  • Find out what books, journals and other items we own, by searching our online catalog, EDUCAT
  • Log in to a range of databases that let you locate and retrieve articles on education, psychology, medicine, nursing, linguistics, and more, via our home page
  • Search PocketKnowledge, the digital archive of Teachers College, for publications by members of the Teachers College community
  • Access the library’s online video collection and video discussion tool Vialogues (
  • Share your work with the Teachers College community on Pressible, the Teachers College online publishing network
  • Renew books that you have already checked out, request a hold or recall on books that others have checked out, and request books and articles that are not available at Teachers College or Columbia
  • Access reserve readings through electronic reserves
  • Ask a research question
  • Reserve large or small group study rooms for onsite use
Teachers College

Gottesman Libraries, Russell Hall
(212) 678-3494 


Columbia Area Studies

309 International Affairs
420 W. 118th St.
(212) 854-8046


Architectural & Fine Arts Library

300 Avery
1172 Amsterdam Ave.
(212) 854-3501


Barnard College Library

3009 Broadway (Lehman Hall)
(212) 854-3953


Biological Sciences Library

601 Fairchild
1212 Amsterdam Ave.
(212) 854-4715


Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

3041 Broadway at W. 121st St.
(212) 851-5606


Business & Economics

3022 Broadway (130 Uris)
(212) 854-7804


Butler Library

535 W. 114th St.
(212) 854-2271


Chemistry Library

454 Chandler
3010 Broadway
(212) 854-4709


Columbia University Archives

210 Low Library
535 W. 116th St.
(212) 854-3786


East Asian Library

300 Kent
1140 Amsterdam Ave.
(212) 854-4318


Engineering Library

422 S.W. Mudd
500 W. 120th St.
(212) 854-2976


Geology Library

601 Schermerhorn
1190 Amsterdam Ave.
(212) 854-4713


Health Sciences Library

701 W. 168th St.
(212) 305-3605


Jewish Theological Seminary Library

3080 Broadway at West 122nd St.
(212) 678-8082


Journalism Library

203 Journalism
2950 Broadway
(212) 854-0390


Law Library

316 Greene
435 W. 116th St.
(212) 854-3922


Lehman Social Science Library

300 International Affairs
420 W. 118th St.
(212) 854-417


Mathematics & Science Library

303 Mathematics
2990 Broadway
(212) 854-4712


Music & Arts Library

701 Dodge
2960 Broadway
(212) 854-4711


Physics/Astronomy Library

Pupin, 8th Floor
550 W. 120th St.
(212) 854-3943


Psychology Library

409 Schermerhorn
1190 Amsterdam Ave.
(212) 854-4714


Social Work Library

1255 Amsterdam Ave. at W. 121st St.
(212) 851-2194


Union Theological Seminary Library

3041 Broadway
(212) 280-1314


New York Public Libraries 

George Bruce Branch
518 W. 125th St. at Amsterdam Ave.
(212) 662-9727

Morningside Heights Branch
2900 Broadway at W. 113th St.
(212) 864-2530

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