Visit Us!

The Empirical Reasoning Lab is located on the 2nd floor of the Barnard Library (look for signs when you exit the stairway). 
Check out our hours below, including the skills of the particular staff hosting walk-in hours in order to best plan for your visit. 


Staff and their skills

  Excel STATA SPSS R SAS GIS Software* MATLAB Mathematica
Rachael D.                
Rachel A.                


*GIS Software ranges from ARC GIS to Social Explorer and more. Rachael D. is our in-house expert over all!


More information about visiting the ERC:

If you’re coming for assistance with an assignment, please bring a copy of the assignment as written by your instructor.

If you need help with a dataset, please bring the dataset along with you.  You can bring it on a flash drive or email it to yourself.

We have computers in the ERC with all of the software we support, so you don’t need to bring your own - but if you want to, that’s fine too!


Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia School of General Studies, graduate students, faculty members, and staff are all welcome to come by and use our help!