In the last installment of our library review series, Bwog reviews Journalism Library, the smallest library on campus. This library might be considered a “hidden gem”, or it might be considered too small to bother with – you decide.
Location: Pulitzer Hall, first floor. Go inside the Student Center and turn left.
Hours: 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm on Fridays, closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Contact: (212) 854-0390; email@example.com; http://library.columbia.edu/locations/journalism.html.
Seats: Five total; four at a circular study table, and one a computer desk.
Atmosphere: The tiny size of this library gives it a more personal, homey feeling – kind-of like a floor common room, except with a bunch of journalism volumes and a previous owner of the NY Times staring at you. But the small size is both a blessing and a curse, as it starts to feel claustrophobic after a while.
Favorite Spot: Right at the computer, also known as right in front of the huge portrait of Arthur Sulzberger. His expression may not be too judgmental, but his watchful eyes will help persuade you that yes, that paper needs to get written right now.
Recommendation: The Journalism Library is a good spot if you’re looking to get away from the stress and crowds of Butler, or if you really, really, really want to avoid an ex. Alternatively, if for some reason you’re particularly itching to hook up with a J-School student, this is the place to do it. But other than that, this library might not be worth the trip.