Thu, Dec 15, 2016, 11:20pm
Welcome one and all to CUMB's 69th semi-annual Orgo Night!
Thu, Dec 15, 2016, 7:04pm
It’s become a Spectrum tradition that we live blog (and more recently, live video) Orgo Night each and every semester. We clump together with the rest of you, fight for a good vantage point from the desks of Butler 209, and exchange sweat with our fellow students.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016, 10:26pm
It’s the classic finals problem: You roll out of bed at 10:23 a.m. (if you’re disciplined) and it’s the first morning of reading week. You trudge over to Butler only to find that every seat is already taken. Same thing goes if you’re a night studier. At 10:23 p.m. it’s just as packed.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016, 10:00pm
Discouraging, draining, and endless. No, I’m not talking about this past election—I’m talking about the Butler Seat Search.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016, 12:17am
If you’ve ever noticed a throng of students walking aimlessly around Butler, chances are they’re looking for an empty study carrel. These (occasionally) exist, and once you finally find one, you’ll never want to let it go.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 10:07pm
When people hear, “It’s going to be a ~lit~ night,” they don’t automatically think of sashaying around with Butler Library’s resident dust bunnies in the Rare Book section.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 5:16am
In its final issue, The Eye presents 11 personal anecdotes about Butler Library. From the alcoves to the stacks, and from 7 in the morning to 4:30 at night, these stories span the where and the when of Butler experience.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 11:08pm
Faced with the task of organizing Columbia’s extensive book holdings, architects, librarians, and students of the University over the last century have battled with the impossibility of organizing the infinite. How, they wondered—and still do—do we create an ordered space that can at once curate...
Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 10:48pm
Despite a lack of awareness from many students, the Oral History Library in Butler contains invaluable information and allows its subjects to speak in their own words. Two oral history specialists reflect on how important this unique interpretation of historical records is.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 10:40pm
A Columbia University student’s mundane job in the Butler Stacks is often punctuated with perplexing discoveries, ranging from regular graffiti to the weird and wacky.