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Student Services Guide


The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library provides a number of services to Columbia Law School students to support their study, research, and journal activities. If you have any questions about legal research or library resources, please feel free to email or use the chat button on this page.

Law Library News

Law Library Circulation and Reference services are available in William and June Warren Hall, Room 101. 

New York Public Library (NYPL) Cards

As a member of the Columbia Law community, you are invited to take advantage of an expedited process to apply for a New York Public Library (NYPL) card. Our online application allows students to sign up for a physical library card without needing a proof of address and without needing to stop by a NYPL branch in-person. To pick up your card, all you will need to do is show your CUID at the Law Library Circulation Desk.

The benefits of getting a NYPL card go beyond gaining borrowing privileges to the over 55 million items available through the 92 New York Public Library branches. You'll also be able to borrow over 300,000+ free e-booksstream movies, and learn new skills with Mango Languages and LinkedInLearning. In addition, via Culture Pass, you can get free admission to NYC  museums, galleries, music venues, and other cultural institutions, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Guggenheim, and many more.

Board Games at the Law Library

The Law Library has paired with the Columbia Strategic Simulation Society (CSSS) to offer you the chance to check out board games for use at your next game night!

Here is the full list of the games available to borrow.

Two things to keep in mind - 

  1. Please return the games promptly so they are available for other students and for CSSS use.
  2. Please let the Law Library know if you come across any damaged or missing pieces by completing this 4-question form, so we can make sure they are in working order for the next person who wants to play.

Contacting the Law Library

Please see below for the Law Library's primary contact information. You are also welcome to use the chat function on this page to contact the Reference Desk.

Law Library Circulation Desk or call (212) 854-3922
Reference Desk
Assistance with access to legal databases (e.g., Westlaw & Lexis)