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Media Production and Film Studies

This guide will provide information on our media making and films studies resources.

Locating Books by Subject

To find items in the Catalog, start with a Keyword Search for your topic (e.g. motion picture industry New York).

A Subject Search may also be useful.

Library of Congress Subject Headings may include:

  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture film
  • Motion picture film
  • Video recording
  • Cinematography

Finding Books

Looking for a book?

Use the library catalog or our Quick Search tool to search across our resources and find the information you need.

Books: Use either the Quick Search to search by title or keyword, or the "Books and More" tab:

Once you find a book in the catalog, how do you actually find it on the shelf? 

If the book is listed as being in the Stacks (for both Beekman and Mortola libraries) it means the book is on the second floor, and you can retrieve it yourself. To find the book on the shelf, you will need the Call NumberCall numbers look something like this: 

TD885.5.G73 V53 2011

At Pace (and most university libraries) we use Library of Congress call numbers, which means all of our books are organized by subject. If you find a book you're interested in and realize you need to find more, you can browse to the rest of the books on the shelf and they'll all be about a similar topic. To learn more about how to use Library of Congress call numbers, click here.

 If you ever need help finding a book, librarians are here to help! You can find us at the Information and Circulation Desks at the either Pace campus library.

Need an E-Book?

You can search for E-books in the Pace Library catalog or using the QuickSearch feature. To find electronic materials Pace Libraries specifically has access to, use the Books & Media tab on the library home page.

For more information about accessing E-Books through Pace Libraries, please review the following links: 

What is Interlibrary Loan & ILLiad?

ILLiad is a system that libraries use to manage borrowing and lending among libraries. Through ILLiad, the Pace Community has the ability to borrow items from libraries all over the world. Interlibrary Loan is a library service that allows you to request items (books and articles) from other libraries worldwide.

How do I log in to ILLiad?

Go to the ILLiad login page. You can find it under the Quick Links on the library home page.

How do I sign up for an ILLiad Account?

You can sign up here, or go through the Quick Links on the library home page. All you need is your Pace credentials to activate your account.

What can I borrow through interlibrary loan?

The Pace Interlibrary Loan service is intended to serve Pace-related research, scholarship and course work. You may place requests for books, DVDs, journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, theses, or other items if they are not available in the Pace catalog, or if they are checked out or missing.

What CAN’T I borrow through interlibrary loan?

  • E-books: Most libraries do not loan e-books via ILL.
  • Textbooks: We are happy to place requests for current textbooks, but please be aware that these requests are rarely successful. Pace does not lend out its current textbooks to other institutions, because they are in high demand among our own students. Most other institutions follow the same practice.
  • Reserve items: We do not generally place requests for items that are on reserve in the Pace libraries, but we will make exceptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis.

Dissertations and theses

We will make every effort to borrow a dissertation or thesis for you, but often these items are not available for loan. See below for purchase options.

How do I renew?

You cannot renew items you received via ILLiad directly. You must contact the ILL department at your home library.

Where do I pick up my items?

You will be notified by email when your book or any other physical item is available for pickup. Items may be picked up at your campus library's circulation desk.

Where are my articles?

You will receive an email when your articles are available. In most cases they will be delivered to your ILLiad account; log in to retrieve them. On the left side menu, click on Electronically Received Articles. Download articles to your own computer or USB drive. The articles will expire and disappear from your ILLiad account in 30 days.

How long do I get to keep things I borrow?

Items borrowed via ILLiad have loan periods and renewals defined by the lending institution. You will be notified of the due date at the time of checkout. Any physical item can be recalled by the lending library for one of their patrons. Articles are delivered electronically and are yours to keep, but remember that they will be automatically deleted from your ILLiad account after 30 days, so download them to your personal computer if you want to keep them.

How long does all of this take?

The timing varies depending on what you are requesting and from where it is being sent. Newer articles are usually delivered within 24-48 hours during the work week. Older articles sometimes take a few days because they must first be scanned before being delivered electronically. Books borrowed through ILLiad can take anywhere from 7 days - 2 weeks depending on the distance and shipping method.