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The Library of Columbia College Chicago supports the educational needs of twenty-two academic departments at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collection reflects the nature of the College, which emphasizes visual and performing arts, media and communications within a liberal education context.

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Alumni on 5 Fall Exhibition

Alumni on 5 Fall Exhibition 11/24

The theme for Alumni on 5's Fall Exhibition is You Come and Go. It is curated by Lisa Lindvay (MFA '09). The exhibit is open during regular library hours.



~~Throughout November and early December, The Columbia College Library’s Access Services Department will partner with Chicago Lights, an area non-profit...

Registration Flashback

Registration Flashback 11/24

Scheduling a class is a less tedious process today than it was in the 1970s. Discover what registering for classes using paper instead of computers looked...

The Aesthetics of Research: Series Two

The Aesthetics of Research: Series Two 11/24

The Aesthetics of Research showcases how Columbia artists use library and research materials as foundation and inspiration for creative projects. By...

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night 11/24 9:00am

This exhibition presents images from Michael L. Abramson’s (1948-2011) South Side Series documenting the pulsing scene of black night clubs on Chicago’s...

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Meg Klinkow Hartmann

Meg Klinkow Hartmann left a positive review 3/13/2014

This was a great program and I hope to implement a similar program at my library, South Holland Public Library. It is a way for our patrons to participate in creating the history of their community while adding books to our collections that are reflective of them individually. Really a wonderful idea!

Briana Ost

Briana Ost left a positive review 10/3/2013

The requirement meeting yesterday had a great turn out! It was fun to meet new members and play the Time Travel Jeopardy game.

Ramos Roger

Ramos Roger left a review 5/18/2013

What the hell?! What is that? * shrug*

Joe Hulbert

Joe Hulbert posted a photo 11/29/2012

Nancy Barr

Nancy Barr left a positive review 10/13/2012

Thoroughly enjoyed it! It was informational and interesting. We felt very welcome, and I'm so glad we were able to participate.


Nancy left a review 10/13/2012

This event was okay, the folks were nice, but it was poorly attended. What I'm really dispapointed in is parent weekend, which offered so little opportunity to really get a sense of the program, academic and otherwise. And I didn't meet one faculty member. Coming from NY, it is too difficult to get there on Friday, so there should be some opportunity on the weekend to meet faculty.

Angela Dowell

Angela Dowell left a positive review 10/13/2012

It was a very nice event. The food was plenitful and a nice assortment. It was a nice place to reconnect with my Freshman for an hour. Thank you for hosting!

Brittany A. Beatty

Brittany A. Beatty posted a photo 10/3/2012


Library posted a photo 5/8/2012

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