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Film Studies

Books and e-books

Pile of booksTo find e-books use Explore, the library catalogue.

The print books are located in the Art collection in the UCL Main Library and cover the philosophy of film, film in society, the industry and its economics, technical aspects, film genres, and film history, shelved according to the following sequence:

ART Q: Film and television: general 
ART QB: Philosophy and psychology
ART QC: Society and cinema 
ART QE: The industry and its economics 
ART QH: Production 
ART QJ: Technical aspects
ART QK: Genres 
ART QM: History (including film in specific countries)
ART QN: People in film and television 

The library catalogue is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. In the catalogue, you will find the location details of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark.

Other relevant print collections

  • History: for general history books,including some film and related topics.
  • English Language & Literature: literary theory, literature translated into English.
  • Philosophy: books and periodicals on European philosophy and aesthetics.
  • The Modern Language collections: includes books on film and filmmakers in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romance, German, Germanic and Scandinavian languages

School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) library: includes major holdings of the history and literature of East Germany and other German-speaking areas, Finland and the Baltic region. Also includes the Bain Graffy Film Collection, a collection of films from and about Russia and Central and Eastern Europe that includes features films, animation, documentaries and other material.