Faculty Services


Course Reserve Film Requests

  • Submit course reserve film requests to bmc@library.columbia.edu.
  • Submit DVD/VHS requests from Offsite by indicating whether the item(s) are for a screening in step three of the "Note" field, where patron contact information is entered.
  • Submit requests for new title purchases at least 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the semester to Nancy Friedland, Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies & Performing Arts.

Personal Copies

  • Personal copies of commercially acquired videorecordings and DVDs can be placed on course reserve in Butler Library.
  • 5-title limit.
  • Personal copies will be identified as non-circulating or in library use only.

See Butler Reserves for additional information.

Class Screenings

  • Instructors can reserve titles held in the Butler Media Collection for class screenings.
  • Submit a screening schedule or syllabus with titles and dates at least two weeks in advance to bmc@library.columbia.edu.
  • Titles will be held under the instructor's name or designated person at the Butler Reserves desk for check out on requested dates.
  • Requested films can be checked out only by instructors or a TA with a Deputy Borrowing Card, available from the Library Information Office. See Deputy Borrower Instructions.