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How to use the Barnard Library - Access Barnard Information Session

Fall 2021


Searching for books in CLIO and understanding your results

  1. Check CLIO (the library catalog) for the item by title and/or author to see if it's available at Barnard or at one of the other Columbia University Libraries. Once you click on the title you'll see a full-page about that title, in the box on the right side you'll see whether and how the item is available. Look under "Requests".
    • Eresources are available through the CLIO search on the left side of your search, filter for e-resources to find ebooks or streaming films and more.
    • "Scan" means you can request a scan of a single chapter of the book; click on the link to make the request and receive information about how to download it.
    • Older works that are out of copyright might be available in the HathiTrust database.
    • "Pick-Up" means you can request the title to physically pick up at some of the Columbia Library locations; click on the link to make the request and receive information about how to pick it up. 
  2. For education-related items, you may also want to check the Teacher’s College Catalog as these items do not appear in CLIO. 

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