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Columbia University Butler Library

General Information


Columbia University is home to Butler Library, with more than seven million books, including cuneiform tablets and many original manuscripts. The Beat Generation of poets began at Columbia, with students Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Other students were Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Lucien Carr, Langston Hughes, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Paul Gallico also attended Columbia.

Full Name

Columbia University Butler Library


New York (Manhattan)

Phone Number

(212) 854-7309