Special Events

The primary purpose of the Gottesman Libraries facilities is to provide study space and work space for members of the Teachers College community. Please use our Online Reservation System to check availability and reserve a Group Room or Classroom in Russell Hall.


Special events are welcome in the library facilities, but they must be planned to minimize disruption and inconvenience for student and faculty users of the library. Spaces in the library that are available by special request include 305 (with fixed seminar table) and 306 (with fixed row seating), each seating 35 people. Rooms can be configured with special furniture and technology for events in consultation with library staff.


Please download the Special Event Application to make a request. Please review the attached policies pertaining to special events, complete the event questionnaire, and return it via email to librarysupport@tc.columbia.edu to initiate your request to schedule a special event.


If you have questions, please contact us.


Special requests via our application are due by August 10 for the fall semester, December 10 for the spring semester, and April 10 for the summer terms. Faculty will be notified at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester if the library is able to host their course. After those dates, special requests are handled on a rolling basis.