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CINEMA & MEDIA STUDIES: Find Books & Media

Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide

Book Locations and Maps

Quick Guide to Clapp Library Locations

Call # / Location  
Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
Computer Classroom
First Floor

Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
Reference Books
Science Collection

Second Floor
Books & Videos E-PM
Third Floor
Books & Videos PN-Z
Special Collections
Book Arts Lab
Fourth Floor


How to find items by call number

Clapp Library Floor Plans

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Search the Library Catalog

Catalog search tips

Search for specific films by title

To find films by director, do an author search

To find material about a director, try a subject search

Limit your search to Videos & DVDs to find both streaming videos and DVDs.

Select "Subject" from the library catalog's drop-down menu and search for "Motion Pictures," which is the official Library of Congress subject heading for film/ cinema.

Use and to combine terms in your search | hitchcock and women

Use or to expand results | filmmaker or director

Use * to find variant endings, or as a wild card | wom*n   theat*

Use " " to search words as a phrase | "cinéma verité"

Streaming Video

ILL During the Renovation

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) services will continue to be available for print books, ebooks, chapters, and articles.  If you only need a chapter or two from a book, place a book chapter request and we'll try to get them electronically.   Requesting an item through ILL will be more efficient than recalling an item from storage; however, if we are unable to locate an item through ILL, we will pursue other means.   

Where do I pick up & return my ILL requests during the renovation?

Pickups: Modulars, Room 103

Returns: Modulars, Room 103, Blue Library Book Drop outside the Modulars or the Art or Music Libraries

Service Desk Hours

How do I Make Requests?

For Loan requests, search the Library Catalog, WorldCat, or SuperSearch and look for one of the following links to place your ILL request.  If we already own an item, but it is in off-site storage or checked out, you can still select “Request from another library (InterLibrary Loan)”. 

Renovation Website

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Subject Guide

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Karen Storz
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Research & Instruction Librarian
Office: Clapp Library 218B

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We welcome faculty, student, and staff recommendations for library materials.

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For more information about the Library's collections, contact the subject specialist for your discipline.