Off the News: Books, Etc.

Locating books, data, articles, and more

The Journalism Library has a collection of circulating books (that may be checked out) and reference books (that may be used in the library). Books in the J-Library (and other CU Libraries locations) may be found in CLIO, the library search interface.

Due to the nature of journalism, many books related to student research and interests are located at other Columbia Libraries. You can view the location map here.


If you need an item that is not available in Columbia's catalog, try one or more of the following:

  1. Search Borrow Direct to check to libraries at Brown, Cornell, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn, Princeton, University of Chicago, and Yale. 
  2. Request the item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 
  3. Submit a request to have a portion of the item scanned and delivered. This is especially useful for book chapters and elusive journal articles that are not online.

If you prefer to speak to a librarian, use the library's Ask A Librarian chat service.

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