Butler Library

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Morningside Heights, New York
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    "Hunt out one of the study rooms for peace"(6 Tips)
    Christian M.
    "Stack level 10 has a huge selection of rad comics & graphic novels"(2 Tips)
    Raghavan M.
    "Columbia's best place to be in peace and read something"(10 Tips)
    Brian M.
    "... hallway passed the guard)"(2 Tips)
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  • @joeljet
    @joeljetFebruary 17, 2011
    2nd floor across from the Men's bathroom is a study room; turn right as you enter and there a super quiet study area attached that has amazing alcoves to hide away in for hours.
  • Meric A.
    Meric AtesalpNovember 15, 2014
    First time here? Don't even bother with 209, simply hit 210. Its warm and cozy atmosphere will never make you want to leave Butler.
  • Brooklyn
    BrooklynOctober 8, 2014
    It gets very quiet and peaceful at night to just walk around the quads. Good stargazing in front of the astronomy building.
  • Allie S.
    Allie SurinaSeptember 26, 2013
    Great people watching on the second floor by the windows. There are even a few high desks with stools (&plugins!)
  • Neha S.
    Neha SrivastavaDecember 26, 2011
    Check out the group study rooms on 4th floor if you are looking for an isolated place to study with friends.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AlarcónFebruary 21, 2011
    Surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but students sometimes hook up in the stacks, or the top floor construction areas... for the Undergraduate population, it's like a right of passage.
  • Lina K.
    Lina K.February 14, 2012
    If you're not going to study, get the eff out... Please stop wasting your time and my quiet space. Very simple request.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KaufmanOctober 25, 2010
    If you're pulling an all nighter at least take a study break and watch the sunrise from butler roof - very worth it
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FebuaryOctober 26, 2015
    Packed during midterms, but decent place to study. Go to 4th floor SE Asian studies for desk space and quiet.
  • Sara C.
    Sara CervantesOctober 2, 2012
    Head to the stacks for minimal distractions (no wifi). But bring a sweater, the stacks are about 10 degrees colder than the rest of Butler.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McCallisterMarch 12, 2015
    First floor study rooms are everything (right hallway passed the guard)
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaApril 23, 2010
    Head up to the sixth floor for the best view of the main campus (and some peace & quiet) Read more
  • Lina K.
    Lina K.October 12, 2011
    If you're not going to study, get the eff out... It's very in considerate and damn annoying
  • Nabeel
    NabeelMarch 28, 2011
    Talk to Dwight at the front security desk during the graveyard shift (Wed nt to Sun nt) about the interesting stuff that people do in the library at night.
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Hunt out one of the study rooms for peace and quiet – perfect for when you’re on a tight deadline.
  • Susan H.
    Susan HamsonJuly 29, 2011
    @Butler Library. Visit the Rare Book & Manuscript Library on 6th floor east!
  • Bill L.
    Bill LiuNovember 14, 2012
    Great place. Everyone should try living here for like a month.
  • aja u.
    aja umsMay 3, 2014
    i suggest going to <a href="http://www.ajaums.ac.ir">http://eprints.ajaums.ac.ir/ http://journals.ajaums.ac.ir/ Read more
  • roxanne
    roxanneDecember 9, 2010
    Bone Marrow Drive tomorrow 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Columbia University East Ramp Lounge - Lerner Hall2920 BroadwayNew York, NY 10027
  • Bjorn T.
    Bjorn ThorsenJanuary 7, 2012
    clif bars are $3.00 here! jeez. go across the street for food at 1/2 price
  • Christian M.
    Christian MoscardiDecember 4, 2013
    Stack level 10 has a huge selection of rad comics & graphic novels
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LeeApril 27, 2011
    Look for the secret napping nook in the mystical periodicals room. Try not to drool.
  • Myer
    MyerAugust 12, 2015
    Great environment to get work done.
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SotoFebruary 7, 2014
    Amazing attention in the entrance.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KohnFebruary 24, 2011
    Corn Muffins and Scones are surprisingly awesome.
  • Philip M.
    Philip MaynardSeptember 11, 2011
    Bring a sweater or hoodie. Butler is very well air-conditioned.
  • Tristan
    TristanFebruary 28, 2012
    If u wanna bring food into butler, hide it in ur bag as u pass the guard
  • Diatre P.
    Diatre PadillaMay 10, 2012
    If you happen to find an empty study room, hold on to it like it's the only thing that matters!
  • Catherine K.
    Catherine KimApril 23, 2012
    Women bathrooms are not well maintained. I have seen many horrible surprises in the stalls. Tip use bathroom on another floor!
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina SalzSeptember 6, 2014
    Best space to do serious work.
  • Phylicia G.
    Phylicia GraceDecember 4, 2013
    5th and 6th floors are open late through December 20th!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GotliebMarch 4, 2010
    Try not to die while writing and studying for countless hours on end. Read more
  • Karen g.
    Karen greenApril 17, 2010
    Great exhibit on graphic novels up until .Memorial Day weekend
  • Emma S.
    Emma SarachanOctober 3, 2011
    The catalog room is the cutest part of campus.
  • Reckitt Benckiser
    Reckitt BenckiserSeptember 16, 2011
    Butler Library Studying? Take a break. Check out 5 reasons to join RB. http://on.rb.com/qKVP3t Read more
  • Anna L.
    Anna LibeyNovember 7, 2013
    Don't leave your stuff too long, camping is frowned upon.
  • Soohuen H.
    Soohuen HamDecember 18, 2010
    Keep your mouth shut and put your phone on vibrate!
  • Kuber K.
    Kuber KaulOctober 19, 2013
    If theres no space in 403 , then theres no space in the whole of butler.
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerApril 21, 2010
    Nicholas Murray Butler wasn’t arrogant enough to name this edifice after himself. It was originally called South Hall.
  • Nick
    NickFebruary 17, 2015
    Camping is frowned upon!!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GuatanabeAugust 25, 2011
    Search foursquare for Notice Kiosk to find what's going on around you.
  • Raghavan M.
    Columbia's best place to be in peace and read something
  • sina l.
    sina leeFebruary 28, 2010
    the only lib that was open during the school cancellation week :)
  • Renne H.
    Renne HuJuly 31
    cosy for studying
  • Arianna S.
    Arianna SandersDecember 27, 2010
    I feel very bad for Soohuen H. He is mayor of Butler... and Knox... that's a lot of walking.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CApril 15, 2015
    Beautiful library.
  • "Jack" Barton L.
    "Jack" Barton LewisFebruary 6, 2013
    Open to NYU students!
  • aja u.
    aja umsMay 3, 2014
    i suggest going to <a href="http://www.ajaums.ac.ir">www.ajaums.ac.ir</a>
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZhaiSeptember 7, 2014
    very good!
  • Heather G.
    Heather GouldSeptember 20, 2011
    Feeling like talking to some rude people? Try ANYONE working here.
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