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The TC Library Ecosystem

The layout of the Gottesman Libraries


1st Floor Cafe

1st Floor Cafe Exhibit
1st Floor Cafe Exhibit: Celebrating Voices

1st Floor Cafe space

1st Floor Digital Library Tour
1st Floor Help Desk
1st Floor Library space & meeting rooms

We also have Treadmill desks!

2nd Floor Creative Learning Play Space

Check out this constantly evolving space to pick up quick skills when you need a break between problem sets. From fun games helping learn video editing to online competitions on designing your own website in 10 minutes, there's always something for everyone!

2nd Floor Library open area

2nd Floor open areas

2nd Floor sign

2nd Floor Staff Picks
2nd Floor Staff Picks (Complete Collections)

The Staff Picks is a regularly updated exhibit on the second floor of the library that features best available books and learning material on latest themes, handpicked by our very own librarians.

2nd Floor: Collaborative Space

This is the collaborative open work space in the library. Study in groups, conduct group meetings, think out loud!

3rd Floor - Room Reservation Display

3rd Floor Exhibit
3rd Floor Exhibit - Mindful Lights
3rd Floor Exhibition Space
3rd Floor Exhibition Space
3rd Floor Exhibition Space

3rd Floor Main corridor

3rd Floor Quiet Space
3rd Floor Quiet Space
3rd Floor Quiet Space
3rd Floor Reserved Rooms

3rd Floor Reserved Rooms/Exhibition Space Entrance

3rd Floor: Quiet Space

When you need to get in the zone and crush those assignments or just catch up on things that you knew shouldn't have been put off, the 3rd floor is your best bet to work undisturbed with beautiful large windows and plenty of natural light.

It also contains meeting rooms, conference rooms and an evolving exhibit space.

4th Floor: Smith Learning Theater

A state of the art interactive space that can be accessed to create and experience immersive learning experiences. A true achievement for the Gottesman Libraries and a testament to its commitment to pursuing excellence in education and learning.

For more information, go to

5th floor stacks
About the Gottesman Libraries

The Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College plays a strong part in advancing the mission of education. We are committed to providing the very best of content and resources to assist with your research work and study.

Scroll down to get a quick glimpse of the value the library can offer you!

About the Library

Visit the About page to learn more as well as find more useful information!

Accelerated peer learning

Art expo

Art installations

Brainstorming sessions

Closed days

The library will be closed the following days.

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 : Spring Break

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 : Spring Break

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 : Spring Break

Saturday, May 18, 2019 : Weekend not in term

Sunday, May 19, 2019 : Weekend not in term

Monday, May 27, 2019 : Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 : Independence Day

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 : Weekend not in term

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 : Weekend not in term

Collaborative problem solving
Creative workshops

Crowdsourcing ideas

Design event


The online library resources can help you with almost any academic effort you are pursuing. Any time you need an extra hand, we are always happy to give you personal attention.

You can get additional assistance by checking the FAQs page, submit a ticket, talking to a Librarian or just head over to the physical Help Desk on the 1st floor.

Download the TC Library App

The TC Library App allows easy access and brings all our resources right to your fingertips. Reserve books while running between classes, book rooms while stuck in traffic and more!

EdLab seminars
Entering the library on the 1st Floor!

This is the ground level of the Gottesman Libraries spaces. Here you can find:

1. Computer terminals

2. Walking desks

3. Meeting/study rooms

4. Cafe

5. Water fountain

6. Restrooms

Event receptions

Extended Hours

Standard opening hours, closing at 1:00 am during exam periods.

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019 : Spring Exam Period

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019 : Spring Exam Period

Monday, May 6, 2019 - Friday, May 10, 2019 : Spring Exam Period

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Sunday, May 12, 2019 : Spring Exam Period


Have more questions? Go to the FAQs page to ask us!

Flexible work surfaces
Fun events

Fun group challenges

Gottesman Libraries overview
Group learning

Hackathons and debates

Ice breakers

Interactive guided experiences

Interactive pedagogy

Interactive visualization

Library News

Check out the News page to keep current and updated about the latest events at TC Library!

Library Resources

Head over to the Resources page to check out more free resources for the TC community!

Library Services

Visit the Services page to understand more about the free services provided to you!

Library Stacks

The library stacks are separate areas to exclusively store and access books. Patience while perusing the stacks can lead to finding hidden gems!

LT flexible space

LT interactive design learning

Open events

Our official academic journal - Teachers College Record

Check it out at


Seminars and conferences
Shortened Hours

The library will close early the following days.

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm) : CLOSING AT 3PM

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm) : CLOSING AT 3PM

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 (3:00 pm - 11:00 pm) : Delayed Opening Due to Weather

Standard Hours

Monday : 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Friday : 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday : 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sunday : 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Stress buster sessions
TC Community research
Team bonding

Time lapse study