At the opposite end of Low Plaza from Low Library stands Butler Library, Columbia University's primary undergraduate library. The Columbia library system houses over ten million volumes and subscribes to over 140,000 serials. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library located in Butler holds 750,000 rare books and 28 million manuscripts. While the library often isn't high on the list of considerations when students choose a college, prospective Columbia students should keep in mind that they will have access to one of the very best research libraries in the country.
With its computer labs and numerous study rooms and carrels, Butler is also an excellent place to do homework and prepare for exams. The library is open 24 hours a day throughout the semester.