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At the Medical Center Campus, the Augustus Long Library occupies four floors of the Hammer Health Sciences Center and is one of the largest medical center libraries in the United States. The library receives over 4,300 current journals, has a significant rare book and special collections section, and a large microcomputer and multi-media center. Please call Alumni Relations at 800-899-6728 to obtain a letter that provides access to the Long Library, which is located at 701 West 168th Street. For library hours, call (212) 305-3692.
At the Morningside Campus, the University libraries hold over 5 million books, nearly 2.5 million microforms, and more than 11 million manuscripts. With a university IDcard, you have free reading and stack privileges; for a monthly fee, you may have borrowing privileges at Butler and other Columbia libraries (not including the Health Sciences Library, Teachers College Library and the Law School Library). For hours and fees and to obtain a card, call the Library Information Office at (212) 854-7309 or please visit the Butler Library Information Office at 535 West 114th Street, Rm. 201.
The Association offers group rates for excess major medical health and term life insurance. Travel programs are also available. For information, call (212) 870-2535.
The Bard Athletic Club at the Health Sciences Campus encompasses a 20 yard swimming pool, three squash courts, a gymnasium, an exercise room, Nautilus and Universal exercise equipment, dumbbell sets and benches, stationary bicycles, rowing machines, lockers, showers, and saunas. Membership is open to all Columbia University Health Sciences students, residents, fellows, employees, and alumni. The facility is handicapped accessible. In addition, there is a full aerobic exercise program, basketball league, and volleyball group. For information about membership fees and hours, call (212) 305-6853.At the Morningside Campus, the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center features two full size gyms, two swimming pools, squash and racquet ball courts, weight-lifting equipment, an indoor track, and a basketball court. For information about membership fees and hours, call (212) 854-2546.
Tennis is available year round at the Tennis Center at Baker Field. Call (212) 942-7100 for information about court fees and reservations.
The University Bookstore, operated as a concession by Barnes and Noble, Inc. has two branches. One is at the Health Sciences Campus, located at 3954 Broadway. It carries texts for courses at the Medical Center, as well as general interest books, school and stationary supplies, and a full line of Columbia mugs, sweatshirts and T-shirts. Call (212) 923-2149 for information.
The Morningside Campus branch is located in the basement of Ferris Booth Hall at 2926 Broadway. For information, call (212) 854-4131.
The Lamont Nature Sanctuary offers a respite from the city's concrete and granite. The Sanctuary's trails wander through 23 acres of woodlands and nature tracks atop New Jersey's Palisades. For information, call (914) 359-2900.
The University Lectures feature distinguished members of the University faculty. Lionel Trilling began the series more than 35 years ago. Three University Lectures are presented each year, in the fall, winter and spring. Call (212) 854-5423 for scheduling information.
To replace a lost diploma, write to the Diploma Division, Office of Student Information, 208 Philosophy Hall, New York, NY 10027.
For details on how to order a transcript, visit the Office of the Registar on the web at http://registrar.columbia.edu/alumni/transcripts