Our reading room is located on the 4th Floor of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning (MCTL), Barnard College, at 3009 Broadway.
The campus is currently restricted to Barnard and Columbia students, faculty, and staff who have fulfilled COVID testing protocols and abide by campus health guidelines as well as registered visitors. You can read more about current protocols for accessing campus on Barnard's website. The Milstein building front doors as well elevator swipe access to the 4th floor of the Milstein Center may not be accessible to all researchers--in order to reach the reading room for a scheduled appointment, please call the office at (212) 854 - 4079 when you reach the Milstein Center.
When you enter through the main campus gates on 117th Street, take a right on the brick pathway and follow it to the MCTL, the building to the left of the lawn. When you enter the MCTL, immediately take a right to go down the hallway to the elevators (an attendant’s desk and classrooms will be on your right; the double set of doors on the left is to the elevator vestibule). Take the elevator to the 4th floor. When you get off at the 4th floor, make a left. Immediately in front of you is the Archives reading room. This is where you'll do your research.
The nearest subway stop is the 116th Street 1 train. If you need a subway station with elevator access, the 96 street 1, 2, 3, stop has an elevator inside the station house on Broadway with entrances on the south side of 96th Street and the north side of 95th Street. An M104 bus then travels nearby to campus with a stop at Broadway and 116th.
The Archives and Special Collections are accessible to people with mobility disabilities.
The Barnard Archives and Special Collections reading room is open on a limited basis, by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Because of limited capacity, research appointments may be full weeks in advance; please email email@example.com as soon as possible to reserve your appointment time.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible (at least one week) in advance of any planned visits to the Archives, including in your message the collection and boxes you want to use. Our collections are searchable from our Finding Collections page. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance selecting materials to request or planning your visit to the Archives.