Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries are a door to the world’s knowledge, providing ways for our undergraduate and graduate students and our faculty to access great seas of information, and allowing them to contribute in turn. Giving to the Columbia Libraries helps to provide students and faculty with instant access to over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 scholarly journals, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials—helping them perform research that can and does change the world on a daily basis.

When Columbians come together, extraordinary things can happen in a day’s time. On October 21, 2015, thousands of individuals from the Columbia University community made an unprecedented impact through Columbia Giving Day. The generosity of these alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends is changing the lives of Columbians who will change the world. Thank you!

Crowdfunding Opportunities

Now, you can be a part of a new way of giving that advances a cause you’re passionate about. Digitize and preserve the archives of Bob Fass’s “Radio Unnameable,” featuring voices of the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s.