English and American Literature: Home

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Welcome to the Libraries!

The Columbia University Libraries offer a wide range of research, instruction, and borrowing services to support all levels of academic research.

Hours & Study Spaces

Finding Library Materials

  • The Libraries' website is a gateway to collections and services.
  • CLIO is the libraries' primary search interface. It provides access to many kinds of resources, including books, databases, journals, and articles. 
  • Scan & Deliver enables students, faculty and staff to request electronic delivery of articles and book chapters from the general print collections of most Columbia Libraries.
  • Borrow Direct enables you to borrow books directly from other university libraries if the book you need is unavailable or is not owned by Columbia University.
  • Interlibrary Loan is the service to use for items that are not available through Borrow Direct, such as journal articles.
  • Access to Other Libraries: Information on reciprocal access and on-site borrowing privileges at a number of other universities, including NYU.