Enhanced digital services in attractive new surroundings serve the Columbia community.


For the past two years, students have flocked to the new, award-winning, Science & Engineering Library to use high-end computers loaded with software essential to chemical research and learning: ChemBioDraw, MestReNova-LITE, EndNote, LaTeX, MatLab, the Adobe Creative Suite and much more! The computers are part of the Digital Science Center, one of the library’s three division-specific centers devoted to the support of technology, data science, and research methodologies in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.


The Science & Engineering Library (see photo above and below) opened in the new Northwest Corner Building in the spring of 2011. The Library is now the home of the chemistry collection once housed on the fourth floor of Chandler Hall. That library was closed – along with the Physics & Astronomy Library, the Biological Sciences Library, and the Psychology Library – in order to consolidate many of the services and collections of the Science & Engineering Libraries.



Of note, chemistry department alum Dr. Jeffrey Lancaster, GSAS ’11, is the Emerging Technologies Coordinator at the Digital Science Center. He has taken what he learned in Professor Nick Turro’s research group and works with researchers to implement technology in research workflows; instructs students across the chemistry department and others in the use of high-end software; and identifies and solves problems related to new media, technology, and research.

You can learn more about the new Science & Engineering Library on the library website.