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Comparative Literature and Society


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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. 

Research Reading Rooms

Located on the 5th and 6th floors of Butler Library, the Research Reading Rooms offer quiet study space along with non-circulating collections of relevant primary and secondary sources for particular disciplines. Of particular note is the Comparative Literature & Society reading room (room 615).

African Studies (Room 607)

American History & Literature (Room 502)

Ancient & Medieval Studies (Room 603)

Comparative Literature & Society (Room 615)

Early Modern/Modern Europe (Room 504)

Edward Said (Room 616)

Islamic Studies (Room 602)

Latin American Studies
(Room 503)

Moral & Political Theory
(Room 504)

Papyrology & Epigraphy
(Room 604)

South Asian Studies (Room 601)


For events, courses, and special programs, visit Columbia's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.

Research Collection & Services Librarian

Butler Library

Western European Humanities Librarian

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Meredith Levin
Butler Library, 309I

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