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Connecticut


Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth Street at Asylum Avenue | Map It | Update Information
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
(860) 236-0861.

Personnel

Ruth M. Blair, Manuscript Cataloguer
Alesandra M. Schmidt, Reference Librarian
Gary E. Wait, Book Cataloguer
Everett C. Wilkie, Jr, Head Librarian Crofut Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

Hours

Tue.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays from Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference; materials do not circulate. Will provide photocopies of those materials that can be copied. Microfilming service also available.

ILL

Contact: Alesandra Schmidt, Reference Librarian.
Fee: None

Network Membership

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 100,000 books

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Greenwich Library

101 West Putnam Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 622-6448

Personnel

Elizabeth Mainiero, Director
David Waring, Music/Art Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.(Oct.-April)

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening.

ILL

Contact: Alice Sheehy (203) 622-7914
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 8,512 sound recordings (LP)
  • 6,444 sound recordings (Cassettes)
  • 4,886 sound recordings (CD)
  • 7,698 video recordings

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Hartford Camerata Conservatory

834 Asylum Ave | Map It | Update Information
Hartford, CT 06105
(203) 246-2588

Personnel

Marilynn A. Huntington, Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening.

ILL

Contact: Lynn Huntington, (203) 246-2588.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 5,114 scores
  • 400 scores (sheet music)
  • 4,575 sound recordings
  • 100 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 1,600 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)

Special Collections

History of music; jazz recordings.

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Milford Public Library

57 New Haven Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 783-3290

Personnel

Arthur Bargar, Media Librarian
Josephine Pan, Reference Librarian
Jean Tsang, Head Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan with Connecticut library card. Materials not lendable through ILL: Sound recordings, audiotapes, videocassettes

ILL

Contact: Josephine Pan (203) 783-3290
Fee: None

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 10,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 6,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 500 sound recordings (CD)
  • 1,000 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 650 video recordings (Videotapes)

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New Britain Public Library

20 High St. | Map It | Update Information
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 224-3155

Personnel

Marie Rowland, Reference & Record Librarian
Cynthia Wolcott, Reference & Cataloger

Hours

62 hours/wk Oct.-May 52 hours/wk in summer

Stacks

Generally open: some music in closed area

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening; limited facilities. Open for loan.
Materials not lendable: Recordings

ILL

Contact: Reference Dept. (860) 224-3155
Fee: None

Network Membership

Capitol Region Library Council

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 1,800 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 135 scores
  • 7,500 sound recordings
  • 300 video recordings

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Central Connecticut State University


Elihu Burritt Library

1615 Stanley St | Map It | Update Information
New Britian, CT 06050
(860) 832-2060
(860) 827-7961 (FAX)
http://library.ccsu.edu

Personnel

Frank Gagliardi, Associate Director
Debbie Herman, Digital Resources Librarian/Music Subject Liaison
Frances Nadeau, Media Librarian
Jeanne Sohn, Director of Library Services

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan under special circumstances.

ILL

Contact: Kimberly Farrington (860) 832-3408
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Innovative Interfaces

Collection Statistics

  • 2,621 scores
  • 3,932 books (ML & MT)
  • 1,280 sound recordings (CDs)
  • 32 bound periodicals (Active Print Serial Titles)
  • 100 bound periodicals (Online Serial Titles)

Special Collections

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Connecticut College


Greer Music Library

270 Mohegan Ave | Map It | Update Information
New London, CT 06320-4196
(860) 439-2711
(860) 439-2710
http://www.conncoll.edu/Libraries/info-resources/greer/index.html

Personnel

June S. Ingram, Assistant in the Music Library
Carolyn A. Johnson, Music Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m..
Sat. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
Reduced hours when college is not in session.

Stacks

Open for books, scores; all media in closed stacks

Access

All open stack materials available for browsing and in-house use by visitors. Media may also be used in-house. Non-college patrons who apply for and obtain a library card receive borrowing privileges similar to that of students. Cards are issued by the Charles E. Shain Library circulation desk staff (main library).

ILL

Contact: Office (860) 439-2667. Please note that the music library lends most books, scores, and media (including vinyl recordings) via ILL.
Fee: None

Network Membership

OCLC, NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Endeavor Voyager system

Collection Statistics

  • 12,000 books (Printed)
  • 18,000 scores
  • 23,000 sound recordings (CD, Vinyl, Cassettes)
  • 380 video recordings (VHS)
  • 204 video recordings (DVD)

Special Collections

Richard C. Shelley Jazz Collection - jazz and blues (approx. 2,000 albums); Hilliar Collection - opera, vocal, ballet (approx. 800 albums); Housed in Special Collections or College Archives, Charles E. Shain Library: Louis A. Coerne manuscripts & published music; Martha Alter collection of musical compositions; Roberta Bitgood Archives

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Eastern Connecticut State University


J. Eugene Smith Library

83 Windham St. | Map It | Update Information
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 465-5563
http://www.easternct.edu/smithlibrary/

Personnel

Tara Hurt, Assistant Librarian, University Archives and Special Collections

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m-4 p.m. (or by appointment)
Closed holidays

Stacks

Access

Open for reference and listening.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

Special Collections

The Harry Sukman Masters of Music Collection contains sheet music Academy Award winning Sukman used during his career of developing and adapting music for film and television. The collection was gifted to the university by his daughter and is housed in the Archives on the 4th floor of the library. The collection is best used along side the books that Sukman / his daughter donated to the libraries circulating collection.

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Goodspeed Opera House


The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre

Box A | Update Information
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-8664 ext 373

Personnel

Will Rhys, Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed holidays

Stacks

Access

Open for reference and listening. Books and videos open for loan to supporting members of Goodspeed or by permission of librarian.

ILL

Contact: No ILL at this time.
Fee: None

Network Membership

TLA membership

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,000+ books (books, periodicals)
  • 1,500 scores (vocal)
  • 18,000 scores (sheet music)
  • 1,200+ scores (vocal selection books and vocal collections)
  • 6,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 10,000 sound recordings (78 rpm)
  • 3,300 sound recordings (CD)
  • 20,000+ books (theatrical programs)
  • 1,000+ video recordings
  • 3,000+ books (Scripts and libretti)

Special Collections

Sound Recordings, sheet music, vocal scores, scripts, memorabilia pertaining to the American musical theatre; Carol & Frank Tuit Record Collection (rare recordings & ephemera of Gershwin; Haskel Frankel Theatre Book Collection; Goodspeed Opera House memorabilia. Archival materials (photos, reviews, etc) from productions worldwide.
Collection acquired completely by donation.

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Hartford Public Library


Hartford Public Library Art & Music Dept.

500 Main St. | Map It | Update Information
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-4888 x6463

Personnel

Kathy L. Brophy, Department Head
W. Robert Chapman, Reference and Classical Music Specialist
Adriana Chichester, Music Cataloger
Rosalind King, Sound Recordings and Videos Assistant
Janice Kyff, Reference
Jonathan Porter, Reference and Popular Music Specialist

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (October-May)

Stacks

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan with Connecticard.
Materials not lendable: Reference, recordings

ILL

Contact: Interlibrary loan librarian (860) 293-6000
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

Capitol Region Library Council

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 11,000 scores
  • 5,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 10,000 sound recordings (CD)
  • 500 sound recordings (Cassettes)
  • N/A books (Books, Bound Periodicals)

Special Collections

Helen A. Rice Memorial Collection - chamber music. Circulates throughout the U.S. and Canada via ILL. Hartford Collection - Hartford composers, performers, imprints.

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Hartt School, University of Hartford


Mildred P. Allen Memorial Library

200 Bloomfield Ave. | Map It | Update Information
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4491
(860) 768-5295 (fax)
http://library.hartford.edu/allenlibrary/

Personnel

Sam Cook, Public Services Librarian
Jared Cowing, Cataloging Coordinator
Benjamin Klein, Public Services Coordinator
Jennifer Olson, Technical Services Librarian
Tracey Rudnick, Head

Hours

(Fall and Spring Semesters)
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon-11:00 p.m.
For complete list of hours: http://library.hartford.edu/hours.asp

Stacks

Book, score and LP stacks open. Compact disc and video stacks are closed

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening and viewing. Materials not lendable: All non-print, reference and periodicals, M2-M3 classification

ILL

Contact: Christine Bird, (860) 768-5334
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

Capitol Region Library Council; OCLC Capcon; WALDO

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Koha

Collection Statistics

  • 1,300 microform
  • 240 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 22,000 books (Books and bound journals)
  • 40,000 scores
  • 900 + video recordings (VHS and DVD)
  • 22,000 + sound recordings

Special Collections

University Archives: Robert E. Smith Collection (80 vols. transcripts, 150 tapes); Arnold Franchetti Collection (manuscript scores); Ed Diemente collection (scores); Elemer Nagy (papers, photos, slides, sketches, etc.). Chamber music; Hartt School concert recordings (2000); Kalmen Opperman Collection - clarinet music.

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New Haven Free Public Library


Art-Music-Recreation Dept.

133 Elm St. | Map It | Update Information
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 787-8138

Personnel

Beth Martin, Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thurs. 12 noon-8 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Both open and closed stacks

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan with appropriate borrower's card.

ILL

Contact: ILL Librarian (203) 787-8130
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, SWLC, SCLC

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 6,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 5,000 sound recordings
  • 50 video recordings (Tapes)

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Silas Bronson Library


Art & Music Department

267 Grand St. | Map It | Update Information
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-8237

Personnel

Jean Benson, Librarian III

Hours

Mon., Wed. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference; no facilities for listening. Open for loan.
Materials not lendable: Reference books Photocopies $.15 pg.; $1 minimum.

ILL

Contact: Candice Barth (203) 574-8225.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

Bibliomation; Region One Cooperating Libraries Service Unit

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 1,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 118 scores
  • 7,700 sound recordings
  • 170 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 175 sound recordings (CD)

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Stamford Public Library


Ferguson Library

One Public Library Plaza | Update Information
Stamford, CT 06904
(203) 964-1000

Personnel

Phyllis Massar, Adult Services Supervisor

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Mid-Sept.- Mid-May)

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. No listening facilities. Open for loan with Connecticard (except videos and art works)
ILL: Circulating books only

ILL

Contact: Mary Duffy
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 8,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 4,500 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 2,200 sound recordings (CD)
  • 6,550 video recordings
  • 180 books (Art works)

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Trinity College


Trinity College Library

300 Summit St | Map It | Update Information
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 297-2192
http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/library

Personnel

Amy Harrell, Music & Performing Arts Librarian

Hours

School in session:
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Contact Amy Harrell (860) 297-2193
No ILL for non-print materials (except within CTW Consortium) No ILL for collected editions of scores (except within CTW Consortium)

ILL

Contact: Mary Curry (203) 297-2242
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

OCLC, NELINET, CTW Consortium, Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Capitol Region Library Consortium.

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 7,500 sound recordings (CD)
  • 4,500 books
  • 60 bound periodicals (serials)
  • 3,200 scores

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Trinity College


Watkinson Library

300 Summit St. Trinity College | Map It | Update Information
Hartford, CT 06106
(203) 297-2268
www.watkinsonlibrary.org

Personnel

Sally Dickinson, Associate Curator
Richard Ring, Head Curator and Librarian

Hours

10-4:30 Monday-Friday

Stacks

Closed stacks/Special collections

Access

Open to the public
Materials not lendable: may supply scans for a fee.

ILL

Contact: through Trinity College/Alice Angelo 860-297-2247
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

OCLC, NELINET, CTW Consortium, Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Capitol Region Library council

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 25,000 scores (sheet music, c.1720-1950) scores ((sheet music, c.1720-1950))
  • 1,500 scores scores (scores (1,300 18th & 19th c. songbooks & hymnals))
  • 5,000 sound recordings (Sound recordings)

Special Collections

MSS collections:
Allen, Nathan H., 1848-1925.
42 boxes, 13 scrapbooks, 1 notebook.

Hartford musician and composer.
8 boxes of manuscript music, including about 80 of his musical compositions, among them the full score of his choral work, The Apotheosis of St. Dorothy. Also the manuscript text (unpublished) of Music in a New England State 1630-1900. Personal papers and notes.

Niles, Edward Abbe, Trinity College, Class of 1916, 1894-1963.
10 boxes.

Attorney and jazz critic.
Papers 1920-1960. Correspondence: 23 letters from Niles and 194 to him, including letters from Irving Berlin, Bruce Bliven, George Gershwin, Lillian Gish, and Carl Sandburg. Manuscript essays and notes by Niles, etc. Also separate files on W.C. Handy. Arranged and cataloged.

Music. 51 items.
Composite collection.
Includes 51 book-form or individual music manuscripts, among them, a copybook of Joseph Kendal, Jr. with 22 topical song texts (1783), a copybook of Micah Hawkins containing his music (1826), and a manuscript sketch of Richard Strauss's song, "Gefunden". Also a box of uncataloged 19th century manuscript music.
Note: Besides the formal music manuscript collection, there are numerous manuscript additions in 18th and early 19th century American tune books including one attributed to William Billings and a bound collection of sheet music that belonged to Micah Hawkins with many manuscript additions.

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University of Bridgeport


Magnus Wahlstrom Library

126 Park Avenue | Map It | Update Information
Bridgeport, CT 06601
(203) 576-4747

Personnel

Olga M. Majewski, Periodicals Librarian and Music Subject Specialist

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 12:00 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan to guest borrowers - $25 annual fee.

ILL

Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, Southwestern CT Library Council

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,976 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 323 microform (11 Serial Titles)
  • 124 sound recordings (CD)
  • 28 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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University of Bridgeport


Music Library - Arnold Bernhard Art & Humanities Center

84 Iranistan Avenue | Map It | Update Information
Bridgeport, CT 06601
(203) 576-4404

Personnel

Olga M. Majewski, Periodicals Librarian and Music Subject Specialist

Hours

Vary

Stacks

Closed

Access

Contact Olga Majewski, Wahlstrom Library (203) 576-4747

ILL

Contact: Contact Wahlstrom Library
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 1,800 scores
  • 1,200 scores (Parts)
  • 600 scores (Sheet Music)
  • 5,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 20 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 50 sound recordings (Reel-to-reel)
  • 30 sound recordings (CD)
  • 10 video recordings
  • 10 video recordings (CD-ROM)
  • 100 books (Librettos)

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University of Connecticut


University of Connecticut Music & Dramatic Arts Library

1295 Storrs Rd., Unit 1153 | Map It | Update Information
Storrs, CT 06269-1153
(860) 486-2502
http://music.lib.uconn.edu/

Personnel

Lois Fletcher, Access Services Coordinator
Anna Kijas, Music and Dramatic Arts Librarian
Joseph W. Scott, Music Catalog/Metadata Librarian

Hours

For most up-to-date hours, visit http://music.lib.uconn.edu/hours.html.

Stacks

Both open and closed

Access

Open for reference & listening. Open for loan with current borrower's card. Materials not generally lendable: journals (complete vols.), reference books, closed shelf items (including Monumenta). Library is open to discussion about a regular regional arrangement.

ILL

Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC), Boston Library Consortium (BLC)

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 4,400 bound periodicals
  • 1531 microform ((film and fiche))
  • 150 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles (journals only))
  • 24,121 books (Including librettos)
  • 26,690 scores
  • 13,445 sound recordings (LP)
  • 11,446 sound recordings (CD)
  • 1,589 video recordings ((DVD, VHS, videodisc))
  • 114 video recordings (CD-ROM or Software)

Special Collections

J. Louis Von der Mehden collection of ms. music, diaries, cylinder player & rolls, misc. memorabilia (housed in University Archives). Early 20th c. theater music (uncataloged). Ca. 4,000 78-rpm discs (cat.-in storage).

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University of New Haven


Marvin K. Peterson Library

300 Orange Ave. | Map It | Update Information
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-7189

Personnel

Hanko Dobi, Director

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening with identification.
Materials not lendable: Recordings.

ILL

Contact: Reference Staff (203) 932-7189.
Fee: None

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 2,471 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 9,720 sound recordings
  • 13 sound recordings (Cassettes)
  • 54 microform

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Wesleyan University


Olin Library

Scores & Recordings Collection 252 Church St. | Map It | Update Information
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-3898

Personnel

Jennifer Thom Hadley, Music Library/World Music Archives Assistant
Alec McLane, Music Librarian / Director of the World Music Archives
Josepha Cormack Viswanathan, Music Library/World Music Archives Assistant

Hours

Visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/hours/ for the most up-to-date schedule

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference and listening. Open for loan with current borrower's card. Materials not lendable through ILL: Sound recordings, reference, scores in M1-M4 range.

ILL

Contact: Kathy Stefanowicz (860) 685-3876.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET; CTW Consortium

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Voyager

Collection Statistics

  • 20,000 books (Books, Periodicals, Librettos)
  • 25,000 scores
  • 15,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 7,000 sound recordings (Cassettes and Tapes)
  • 3,500 sound recordings (CD)
  • 150 video recordings
  • 5 microform
  • 60 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

Special Collections

Special collection: World Music Archives. John Cage and other experimentalists; Non-Western and Western non-classical music, especially Japan, South India, Native American (Navajo), and Indonesia.

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Western Connecticut State University


Charles E. Ives Music Library

181 White St. R.A. Haas Library | Map It | Update Information
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-4118

Personnel

Dr. James Pegolotti, Music Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening.
Materials not lendable: Sound recordings.

ILL

Contact: Reference Librarian (203) 797-4344.
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC, SWLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 4,000 books
  • 35 bound periodicals
  • 3,000 scores
  • 2,000 sound recordings
  • 7,000 sound recordings (CD)

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Yale University


Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

PO Box 208320 | Map It | Update Information
New Haven, CT 06520-8320
(203) 432-0492
(203) 432-7339 (fax)
http://www.library.yale.edu/musiclib/muslib.htm

Personnel

Helen Bartlett, Assistant Music Librarian for Technical Service
Richard Boursy, Archivist
Remi Castonguay, Public Services Librarian
Michelle Koth, Catalog Librarian
Suzanne Lovejoy, Interim Music Librarian
Kathryn Mansi, Circulation Supervisor
Karl Schrom, Recordings Collection Supervisor

Hours

When school is in session:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Summers & Breaks:
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

http://www.library.yale.edu/hours/music.html

Stacks

Open

Access

The library is open to members of other communities or universities for study and listening within the library; identification may be required. Materials are lent to Yale ID holders only. ILL fee charged for non-RLG libraries. Some materials lent.

ILL

Contact: Suzanne Lovejoy, Assistant Music Librarian for Public Services
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

RLIN, OCLC, NERL

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 160,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 40,000 sound recordings
  • 4,000 microform
  • 40,000 scores (Sheet Music)
  • 6,000 linear feet books (Archived Materials)
  • 500 books (manuscripts)

Special Collections

Among its special collections are 90 archival collections, including the papers of Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, Kurt Weill, Virgil Thomson, Henry Gilbert, Leo Ornstein, Quincy Porter, J. Rosamond Johnson, Hershey Kay, Horatio Parker, Lowell Mason, Seymour Shifrin, Lehman Engel, Harold Rome, Alec Templeton, Thomas de Hartmann, Paul Bekker, Fred Plaut, E. Robert Schmitz, Vladimir Horowitz, John Kirkpatrick, John Hammond, Benny Goodman, Slam Stewart, "Red" Norvo, Leroy Anderson, Stanley Dance, Eddie Sauter, Marian McPartland, Paul Hindemith (American papers only), Kay Swift, Deems Taylor, Mel Powell, Vladimir Horowitz, Leroy Anderson, and Goddard Lieberson. Special strengths in early and first editions of Baroque music, important holdings of Bach family composers, 18th-century German theoretical treatises, Beethoven sonatas (first and early editions), Russian sacred music, 19th-century Italian opera, Americana (hymnbooks and songsters), and primary source materials pertaining to 20th-century composers.

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Yale University


Oral History American Music, Yale University

P.O. Box 208246 | Map It | Update Information
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 432-1988
http://www.yale.edu/oham/

Personnel

Deborah Bellmore, Administrative Assistant
Susan Hawkshaw, Assistant Director
Vivian Perlis, Founding Director
Libby Van Cleve, Associate Director

Hours

Research by confirmed appointment only. M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Stacks

Access to material in the collection is by written request for an appointment, or a user may ask to be sent transcripts or tapes from the collection.

Access

The collection is accessible to qualified researchers for scholarly purposes. Researchers must describe their projects and complete a permission form.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

Special Collections

Major Figures in American Music - approximately 300 interviews directly with the primary source. Ives Project -- interviews with sixty people who knew and worked with Charles Ives. Hindemith Project – seventy-five interviews with students, performers, colleagues, and friends of Hindemith. Steinway Project – one hundred and twenty interviews trace the history of Steinway & Sons through its years as a famiy business until its acquisition by CBS in 1972. Acquisitions –among acquired tapes are the Connor and Neff Blues Collection, WQXR Great Artists’ Series, Margaret Jory interviews with composers, and “Great Pianists Speak for Themselves: by Elyse Mach. Approximately 900 Interviews Core Unit: Major Figures in American Music – 300 interviews Other projects: Ives Project – 60 interviews Hindemith Project – 75 interviews Steinway Project – 120 interviews Ellington Project – 92 interviews Acquired Interviews Varese Oral History (acquired from Olivia Mattis)

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Yale University


Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings, Yale Collection of the Literature of the American Musical Theater

PO Box 208240 | Map It | Update Information
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
(203) 432-1795
http://www.library.yale.edu/musiclib/collections.htm#hsr

Personnel

Richard Warren Jr., Curator

Hours

Listening and research by confirmed appointment only:
Mon.-Fri. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Closed

Access

The collection is accessible to members of other academic communities for scholarly purposes. Researchers must apply in writing for appointments. Music material in remote storage; useful visits require careful planning in advance.
No ILL.

ILL

Fee: Yes

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 149,000+ sound recordings
  • 200 microform
  • 6,550+ books (Books, Bound Periodicals)

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Massachusetts


Bakalar Music Library

27 Garden Street | Map It | Update Information
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-0956 ext. 1541
http://www.longy.edu

Personnel

Catherine Klenov, Evening and Weekend Library Supervisor
Roy Rudolph, Head Librarian

Hours

Academic year:
Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Summer session:
Mon.-Thur. 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and most of August

Stacks

Open

Access

Open to outside community for reference and listening by arrangement with librarian. Open for loan to Longy students and faculty.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings.

ILL

Contact: Roy Rudolph (617) 876-0956 ext. 541
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

OCLC, Lyrasis, Massachussetts Library System, MassCat, BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Koha

Collection Statistics

  • 6,163 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 300 video recordings (DVD, VHS)
  • 16,880 scores
  • 10,110 sound recordings ((CDs, LPs))

Special Collections

Archival collections: Nadia Boulanger Achive, Margaret Daniels-Giraud Archive. Chamber music performance scores and parts, music for lute, early European dance (Margaret Daniels-Giraud collection).

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Memorial Hall Library

Elm Square | Map It | Update Information
Andover, MA 01810
(phone) 978-623-8401 x31
(fax) 978-623-8407
http://www.mhl.org/

Personnel

Barbara McNamara, Librarian and cataloguer
Ruth Rosensweig, Music Librarian

Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm; Fri and Sat 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm, except closed in July and Aug

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference and loan in person with MA library card

ILL

Contact: region@mhl.org, 978-623-8401, ext 15
Fee: None

Network Membership

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium; Northeast Region

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Horizon

Collection Statistics

  • 12,000 sound recordings (CD)
  • 350 scores (Popular, musicals, movies)

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Albert Schweitzer Center


Hulburt Road, RD 1, Box 7 | Update Information
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-3124

Personnel

Dr. Kathleen Collins, Director of Collections

Hours

Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon-4 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open by appointment . ILL possible in future.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

None. Possible in future

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 300+ sound recordings ( LP)
  • 400+ sound recordings (Tapes (spoken word and non-commercial))
  • some books
  • some scores
  • 49,000+ books (Photographs)
  • many books (Philatelic items)
  • 400+ video recordings (Motion Picture Films (cans))

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American Antiquarian Society


185 Salisbury St. | Map It | Update Information
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-5221

Personnel

Georgia Barnhill, Curator, Graphic Arts
Nancy Burkett, Librarian
Joanne Chaison, Head of Reader's Services
Ellen S. Dunlap, President

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open to experienced researchers who are working on specific projects that require use of the collections. Must have two forms of identification (one with a photo). Open for listening.
ILL: Materials do not circulate: will send limited amounts of xeroxing and microfilm at cost.

ILL

Contact: Joanne Chaison (508) 755-5221.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

RLIN

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 70,000 scores ( Scores (unbound))
  • 100 sound recordings
  • 100 sound recordings (Cassettes)

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Amherst College


Vincent Morgan Music Library

| Update Information
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 542-2387 (Circulat
(413) 542-2667 (Music Li

Personnel

Jane A. Beebe, Music Librarian
Ann Maggs, Music Library Assistant

Hours

During term:
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
9-12 M-F summer hours

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference and listening. Open for loan only to those connected with the 5-Colleges of the Pioneer Valley.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Reference books, collected editions, recordings.

ILL

Contact: Reference Dept., Frost Library (413) 542-2319.
Fee: None

Network Membership

SUNY/OCLC; NELINET; HAMPSHIRE INTERLIBRARY CENTER (HILC)

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 9,297 books ( Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 90 bound periodicals ( Current Serial Titles)
  • 12,213 scores
  • 14,700 sound recordings (LP)
  • 125 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 3,500 sound recordings (CD)
  • 51 video recordings ((at Frost Library))

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Berklee College of Music


Stan Getz Library

150 Massachusetts Ave. (Mail sent to 1140 Boylston St.) | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1400

Personnel

Erica Charis, Outreach Librarian
Paul Engle, Director of Library Services
Anna Esty, Library Assistant
Ernie Gillis, Senior Web Developer
Gary Haggerty, Dean of Learning Resources
Rebecca Hunt, Reference Librarian
Jenée Morgan, Catalog Librarian
Zoë Rath, Reference Librarian
Ralph Rosen, Media Center Manager
Jaesung Song, Digital Media Assistant
Yamil Suarez, Library System Administrator

Hours

Sunday: 1:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday: 9 :00 AM - 9:45 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:45 PM

Stacks

Open

Access

Library circulates to Berklee students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Visitors are welcome to browse stacks and should contact Paul Engle pengle@berklee.edu for more specific requests.

ILL

Contact: (no network affiliation)
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 61 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 3,000 microform
  • 30,436 sound recordings (CD)
  • 20,000 scores (Scores)
  • 7,000 scores (Lead sheets)
  • 40,000 books (Books)
  • 2,044 video recordings (VHS)
  • 3,233 video recordings (DVD)

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Berkshire Athenaeum


Berkshire Athenaeum Music and Arts Department

1 Wendell Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-1559

Personnel

Mary Ann Knight, Supervisor, Music & Art
Ron Latham, Director

Hours

Regular Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Summer Hours:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tues., Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

The library is open to anyone for study purposes. Loan available with Berkshire Athenaeum library card. The Music and Arts area was closed in 1991. Materials are available for loan. No listening units.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Music reference materials.

ILL

Contact: Phyllis Zack, Reference Dept.
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 3,000 scores
  • 12,500 sound recordings (LP)
  • 700 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 80 video recordings
  • 200 sound recordings (CD)
  • 2,000 books (Art works (mounted prints))

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Boston College


John J. Burns Library Irish Music Center

140 Commonwealth Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-3956
(617) 552-3282 (Burns ma

Personnel

Elizabeth Sweeney, Librarian, Irish Music Center

Hours

By Appointment

Stacks

Closed

Access

By Appointment

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

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Boston College


O'Neill Library Media Center

140 Commonwealth Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-4472 (Ref.)
(617) 552-8828 (fax)

Personnel

Julie DeCesare, Digital Media Reference Librarian
Sonia Ensins, Reference Librarian

Hours

http://www.bc.edu/libraries/about/hours/

Stacks

Closed for most A/V materials. Open for books and scores.

Access

See library "hours" page
http://www.bc.edu/libraries/about/hours/

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

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Boston Conservatory


Albert Alphin Music Library

8 The Fenway | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 912-9131
(617) 912-9101(fax)
http://bco.kohalibrary.com'

Personnel

Robert Cunningham, Cataloging Assistant
Reginald Didham, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian
Rachel Fox Von Swearingen, Public Services Librarian
Jennifer Hunt, Director of Library

Hours

REGULAR SEMESTER HOURS
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Stacks

Closed for monuments, complete works, sound recordings; all others open

Access

Generally not open to the public. Those not associated with the Conservatory may arrange an appointment to use the collection with the Library Director. (617) 912-9132

ILL

Contact: Reg Didham (617) 912-9130.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC, BAML, Pro-Arts Consortium, Boston Regional Library System.

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Liblime Koha

Collection Statistics

  • 13,020 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 28,500 scores
  • 6,300 sound recordings
  • 1,090 video recordings

Special Collections

Jan Veen and Katrine Armory Hooper Memorial Dance Collection; James Papp Complete works of major composers

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Boston Public Library


Boston Public Library Audio-Visual Department

700 Boylston Street Copley Square, P.O.Box 286 | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02117
(617)-859-2317

Personnel

John DeVito, Library Assistant
Doris Chin, Library Assistant
Vera Gusyatina, Library Assistant
Joyce Kilgoe, Library Assistant
Kathy Neilson-Dunn, Library Assistant
Denise Thornhill, Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (October-May)

Stacks

Open for cassettes, CD's, videos, DVD's. Closed for other materials: 16 mm. and VHS-VIS.

Access

Open for loan. 16 mm. and VIS films limited to libraries & organizations.

ILL

Contact: Denise Thornhill (617) 859-2317 or ILL 617-859-2343
Fee: None

Network Membership

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,116 sound recordings (CD)
  • 14,460 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 13,787 video recordings (videocassettes)
  • 6,043 video recordings (16 mm. film)
  • 5,208 video recordings (VIS)

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Boston Public Library


Boston Public Library Music Department

700 Boylston Street Copley Square, P.O.Box 286 | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02117
(617)-859-2285
(617) 536-7758 (fax)
http://www.bpl.org

Personnel

Susan Applegate, Interlibrary Loan
Charlotte Kolczynski, First Assistant
Brendan Mulhern, Library Assistant
Diane Ota, Curator of Music

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.- Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (October-May)

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference Materials are generally not available for loan and must be used in the Music Room.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Special collections and single copies. Various types of reproductions may be possible.

ILL

Contact: Diane Ota, (617-859-2285).
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC, RLIN, BLC, BAML

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 160,000+ books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 400+ bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 75,000 scores
  • 10,000+ microform

Special Collections

Collections of Allen A. Brown, Serge Koussevitzky, Walter Piston, Victor Young, Leo Snyder, William Thomas McKinley, Minuetta Kessler.
See http://www.bpl.org/research/music/spmusic.htm#john_music

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Boston Public Library


Boston Public Library Sound Archives

700 Boylston Street Copley Square, P.O.Box 286 | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02117
(617) 859-2285

Personnel

Hours

Stacks

Closed

Access

At present closed to the public. Limited reference service offered through the Music Department.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 100,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 100,000 sound recordings (78 rpm)
  • 600 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 2,500 sound recordings (CD)

Special Collections

Collections of Serge Koussevitzky (Seranak Collection), Walter Piston, Ford Hall Forum, Elliot Norton series.

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Boston University


Mugar Memorial Library - Music Library

771 Commonwealth Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3705
(617) 353-2084 (fax)
http://www.bu.edu/library/music/

Personnel

Marc Benador, Evening Supervisor
Rhoda Bilansky, Interlibrary Loan
Cyndi Dacey, Evening & Weekend Supervisor
Donald Denniston, Student Assistant Coordinator
Archie Elliot, Senior Cataloger
Olga Khurgin, Audio & Reserves Coordinator
Holly E. Mockovak, Head
Barbard Owen, Head, AMO/Biggs Organ Library
Matt Schullman, Weekend Supervisor

Hours

Academic year:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Intersession/summer hours vary.
Please see http://www.bu.edu/library/music/hours.html or call 617-353-3705.

Stacks

Open for books, scores, reference. Closed for recordings & microforms.

Access

Open to all for on-site use. Borrowers include: Boston University current affiliates and alumni and Boston Library Consortium members with borrower's card.
ILL fee $10.00
Materials not lendable: Denkmaler/monumenta, microforms of primary musicological sources, most reference items, most periodicals.

ILL

Contact: Rhoda Bilansky, (617) 353-3706.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC, BAML, BLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Innopac

Collection Statistics

  • 23,375 books (Books, Serials)
  • 33,933 scores
  • 48,000 sound recordings
  • 3,750 microform

Special Collections

Collections of Egon Wellesz, Arthur Fiedler, Liszt, Frank La Forge, H.C. Robbins Landon, McGrew Dance Orchestra, Gardner Read, Roger Voisin, Harold Wright. Conservatoire de la Musique de Paris Archives - 1796-early 20th century; 300 boxes musicalia. Entire audio catalog of the Smithsonian Institution's Smithsonian Folkways label and the Rounder Collections sets from Rounder Records. Very strong in the history of early music theory and counterpoint.

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Boston University School of Theology


Boston Chapter A. G. O. Organ Library

745 Commonwealth Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02215

Personnel

Barbara Owen, Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment

Stacks

Open

Access

Through School of Theology Library or by appointment. Open for reference and study. Open for listening.

ILL not available. Materials not lendable. Photocopying available in Theology Library

ILL

Contact: No ILL
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 700 books ( Books, Bound/Boxed Periodicals, Pamphlets, Dissertations)
  • 1,000 scores ((mostly solo organ) (some ms.))
  • 40 scores (Parts (chamber music; orchestral))
  • 600 sound recordings ((LPs, CDs, cassettes))
  • 300 sound recordings (Reel-to-reel (fragile, currently in storage))

Special Collections

Archival material: Boston Chapter A.G.O.; E. Power Biggs papers & tapes; Arthur Howes papers; Crozier/Gleason papers; W.K. Covell papers; E.W. Flint papers; T.Tertius Noble memorabilia; Lillian Murtagh correspondence. Entire library devoted to organ music, organists, church music, organ history and construction.

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Brandeis University


The Norman and Rosita Winston Creative Arts Center - Farber Library

415 South St., Mailstop 045 Library and Technology Services - P.O. Box 549110 | Map It | Update Information
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-4680, 736-4881
(781) 736-4719 (fax)
http://lts.brandeis.edu/research/help/guides/index.html

Personnel

Vera Lampert Deák, Music Cataloging Librarian

Hours

Normal Session:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon- 12 midnight

Weekend and evening hours reduced during summer and intersessions.

Listening Facility:
Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open for books, scores, and microforms; closed for sound recordings. Some materials housed in Archives and Special Collections.

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.

ILL

Contact: Dzintra Lacis (lacis@brandeis.edu), Interlibrary Loan Coordinator , (781) 736-4676; illbrandeis@brandeis.edu
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, Boston Library Consortium, Boston Area Music Libraries, NERL affiliate

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Ex Libris (Aleph)

Collection Statistics

  • 26,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 22,250 sound recordings
  • 415 video recordings
  • 2,000 microform
  • 140 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 18,000 scores
  • 4 books (Electronic Resources (RILM via EBSCOhost, Grove Music Online, JSTOR Music, Naxos Music Library))

Special Collections

Outstanding historical musicology research collection (medieval-20th century); Gorham Collection of Early Music Imprints, 1501-1650
http://lts.brandeis.edu/research/archives-speccoll/
Primary sources--manuscripts and early imprints (facsimiles and microforms); 20th/21st-century American music; Electronic music; Jewish music; Music theory; Reginald DeKoven; Victor Young

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Cambridge Public Library


Cambridge Public Library Audio-Visual Department

449 Broadway | Map It | Update Information
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4039
http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/%7ECPL/

Personnel

Virginia Bowen, Media Librarian
Susan M. Flanery, Director

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (mid-October - mid-April)
Closed Sat. in August

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan to those with appropriate borrower's card.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Non-print materials.

ILL

Contact: Martha Hamilton
Fee: None

Network Membership

Metro-Boston Library Network

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 80 scores ((full orchestral))
  • 7,570 sound recordings
  • 1,514 sound recordings (CD)
  • 3,026 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 870 video recordings

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College of the Holy Cross


Fenwick Music Library

1 College Street P.O. 151A | Map It | Update Information
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-2295
(508) 793-3030 (fax)
http://www.holycross.edu/departments/library/music/website/index.htm

Personnel

Alan Karass, Music Librarian
Julia Severens, Music Library Assistant

Hours

Fall & Spring terms:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

Other times:
Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Reference books, journals, rare materials, microforms, reserve materials.

ILL

Contact: Contact: (508) 793-3537
Fee: None

Network Membership

BAML, CMRLS/ARC, AJCU, Patriot League

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 13,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 95 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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Emerson College


Emerson College Library

150 Beacon St. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 578-8675

Personnel

Liz Bezera , Associate Director
David Murphy , Head, Media Services
Joanne Schmidt , Assistant Director for Bibliographic Services
Robert Fleming , Archivist
Mickey Zemon, Director

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 7:45 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 12 noon-6 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon-11 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan to members of Fenway Library Consortium.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Recordings, microforms, films, tapes.

ILL

Contact: Jennifer Hoff or Kerry O'Brien (617) 578-8675
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 126,691 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 5,719 sound recordings ((LP, CD, tape))
  • 1,550 video recordings (tape and disc)
  • 172 video recordings (film)
  • 8,234 microform
  • 5,480 books (Slides)
  • 101 books (Filmstrips)
  • 121 books (Kits)

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Forbes Library


Forbes Library Art & Music Department

20 West St. | Map It | Update Information
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-0489

Personnel

Faith A. Kaufmann, Art & Music Librarian

Hours

Mon., Tues. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Stacks

Open; restricted rare book section.

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan; pre-1920 imprints restricted.
ILL: Materials not lendable: restriction on pre-1920 imprints.

ILL

Contact: Faith A. Kaufmann, (413)586-0489
Fee: None

Network Membership

Western Mass. Regional Library System

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 6,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 20 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 25,000 scores
  • 5,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 2,000 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 2,000 sound recordings (CD)

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Harvard Musical Association


57A Chestnut St. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 523-2897

Personnel

Natalie Palme , Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-12 noon; 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Closed July-August.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan with special permission of member or librarian.

ILL

Contact: Natalie Palme (617) 523-2897
Fee: None

Network Membership

BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 9,000 scores
  • 2,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 200 sound recordings (Tapes)

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Harvard University


Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Music Bldg., Harvard University | Update Information
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2794
(617) 496-4636 (fax)
http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#loebmusic

Personnel

David Ackerman, Audio Preservation Engineer
Sarah Adams, Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library
Sarah Barton, Circulation Supervisor
Darron Burke, Media Technician
Virginia Danielson, Richard F. French Librarian and Curator of the Archive of World Music
Robert J. Dennis, Sound Recordings Librarian
Marisa Dery, Media Technician
Candice Feldt, Head Cataloger
Elizabeth Flood, Music and Media Cataloger
Rhona Freeman, Archive of World Music Cataloging Assistant
Douglas Freundlich, Associate Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library
Bruce Gordon, Audio Engineer
Donna Morales Guerra, Curatorial Assistant in the Archive of World Music
Peter Laurence, Acquisitions Assistant for Recordings
Christina Linklater, RISM Project Cataloger
Sandi Jo Malmon, Librarian for Collection Development
Kerry Carwile Masteller, Reference and Digital Program Librarian
Patricia O'Brien, Administrative Coordinator
Lingwei Qiu, Acquisitions Assistant for Print Media
Edward Rosser, Recordings Cataloging Assistant
Liza Vick, Reference and Research Librarian
Andrew M. Wilson, Access Services Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open for books & scores; Closed for recordings & microforms

Access

Open to members of the Harvard community and to qualified visiting scholars or professional musicians who express scholarly intent and who would otherwise not have access to the Library's materials. Visitors are asked to provide a letter of reference from their library.
ILL Fee $20.00. Submit all ILL lending requests through the Widener Library ILL Office.
http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/interlibrary_loan/index.cfm
Materials not lendable: Sound and video recordings, microforms, Harvard theses and dissertations, rare materials, imprints older than 125 years, items in poor condition.

ILL

Contact: Andrew Wilson (617) 495-2794.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

RLIN, BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 76,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 200,000 scores
  • 40,000 microform
  • 87,000 sound recordings (sound and video)

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Lenox Library Association


Main St. | Map It | Update Information
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-0197

Personnel

Sharon Hawkes, Director
Amy Lafave, Music Specialist

Hours

Winter:
Tues.11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Summer:
Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.

ILL

Fee: Yes

Network Membership

C/W MARS

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 5 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 1674 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 896 scores
  • 1021 scores (parts)
  • 116 books (Librettos)
  • 497 sound recordings (LP)
  • 5784 sound recordings (CD)
  • 85 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 137 video recordings ((VHS))
  • 258 video recordings ((DVD))

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Lewis Music Library

14E-109 | Update Information
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-5636 (Ref.)
(617) 253-5689 (Circ.)
http://www.longy.edu/library_bakalar/library_home.htm

Personnel

Forrest Larson, Music Library Assistant
Christina Moore, Music Library Assistant
Peter Munstedt, Music Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Hours vary in summer and during vacation periods.

Stacks

Open for books & scores; Closed for recordings

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening and study upon registration at circulation desk. Open for loan to MIT community only.

ILL: Items are lent to institutions in the U.S. and Canada, not to individuals. The charge for lending is $20 per volume, U.S. postage included. An additional charge for FedEx shipment will be added for items going to Canada. There is no charge for loans to Boston Library Consortium or ILP members.
Materials not lendable: Dissertations, theses, sound recordings, videos, microforms, M2 and M3 scores.

ILL

Contact: docs@mit.edu (email); 617-253-5668 (phone)
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

OCLC, NELINET, Metrowest Regional Library System (MMRLS), BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Inmagic

Collection Statistics

  • 16,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 300 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles (includes monumenta))
  • 34,000 scores (Scores & Parts)
  • 13,800 sound recordings (CD)
  • 12,700 sound recordings (LP)
  • 1,400 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 400 video recordings (Videocassettes)
  • 500 video recordings (DVD)
  • 170 video recordings (Laser Disc)
  • 340 microform

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Medford Public Library


111 High Street | Map It | Update Information
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 395-7950

Personnel

Brian Boutilier, Director
Millie Maffei, A-V Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan.
ILL: Materials not lendable: videocassettes

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

Minuteman, Eastern Region

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 110,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 2,500 sound recordings (LP)
  • 2,000 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 1,000 microform
  • 2,000 video recordings (Videocassettes)
  • 210 video recordings (Films)

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Mount Holyoke College


Mount Holyoke College Music Library

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South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 538-2225

Personnel

Anne C. Edmonds, College Librarian
Ajay Menon,, Circulation Assistant
Jane Ting, Cataloger

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m.-12 noon; 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for Reference

ILL

Contact: Kuang-Tien Yao, (413) 538-2423.
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,996 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 6,948 scores

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New England Conservatory


Harriet M. Spaulding Library

33 Gainsborough St. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-1250
(617) 585-1245 (fax)
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu/libraries

Personnel

Jason Coleman, Evening/ Weekend Assistant
Damian Iseminger, Technical Services Librarian
Maria Jane Loizou, Collection Management Librarian/ Interlibrary Loan
Jean Morrow, Director of Libraries
Maryalice Perrin-Mohr, Archivist/ Records Manager
Sarah Rogevich, Technical Services Assistant
Laura Smolowitz, Bindery Supervisor
Richard Vallone, Head of Public Services

Hours

Fall & Spring terms:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Other times:
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Reference books, journals, rare materials, microforms, titles in heavy use.

ILL

Contact: Contact: (617) 585-1250
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

BAML, Boston Regional Library System, Fenway Library Consortium, Fenway Libraries Online, OCLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 81,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 640 microform
  • 295 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

Special Collections

Mss. & early editions of Boston composers (G.W. Chadwick, F.S. Converse, E. Ballantine, A. Foote, G.L. Foote, T. Ryan, Amy Beach, etc.); Mss. of saxophone music commissioned by Elise Hall; Preston Coll. of musicians' letters. Chamber & contemporary music

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New England Conservatory


Idabelle Firestone Audio Library

290 Huntington Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-1255

Personnel

Wallace Corey-Dunbar, Audio Library Assistant
Patrick Maxfield, Head of Technical Services
Jean Morrow, Director of Libraries

Hours

Fall & Spring Terms:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Other Times:
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed: Selected holidays

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening.

ILL

Contact: No ILL
Fee: None

Network Membership

Fenway Library Consortium, Fenway Libraries Online, BAML, OCLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 26,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 5,000 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 17,000 sound recordings (CD)
  • 1,200 video recordings

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New England Conservatory


Performance Library

290 Huntington Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 585-1258
(617) 585 1259 (fax)

Personnel

Melissa Steinberg, Performance Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference. Materials do not circulate.

ILL

Contact: NO ILL
Fee: None

Network Membership

BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 2,100 scores (parts and scores: Orchestral titles (working collection))
  • 1,500 scores (parts and scores: Wind Ensemble titles (working collection))
  • 1,500 scores (Choral titles (working collection))
  • 450 scores (Americana titles)

Special Collections

Americana and New England composers orchestral sets; J. Strauss family orchestral sets; Firestone Hour and Voice of Firestone broadcast performance materials; Vaughan Monroe band library.

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Newton Free Library


414 Centre St. | Map It | Update Information
Newton, MA 02158
(617) 552-7145

Personnel

Linda Gradone, A-V Librarian
Virginia A. Tashjian, Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Closed weekends during the summer.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan with a borrower's card.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Reference, including periodicals older than one year, rare volumes.

ILL

Contact: Eleanor Hernon (617) 552-7152
Fee: None

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,040 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 22 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 1,960 scores (Scores & Parts)
  • 350 books (Librettos)
  • 12,000 sound recordings
  • 400 video recordings
  • 1 sound recordings (CD-ROM (InfoTrac))

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Northeastern University


Snell Library - Media Center

360 Huntington Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2354 (Ref.)
(617) 373-2465 (Media Ce

Personnel

Debra Mandel, Head, Media Center
Stephanie Martin, Librarian, Contact for Music
Will Wakeling, Head of Collection Development

Hours

Reference:
Mon.-Thurs. 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Media Center:
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-10.p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Dissertations, periodicals, microforms, newspapers, government documents, sound recordings.

ILL

Contact: Jeanne Siraco, (617) 437-3198
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 4000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 1000 scores
  • 200 books (Librettos)
  • 7000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 160 sound recordings (Cassettes)
  • 2540 sound recordings (CD)
  • 17 video recordings (Laserdiscs)
  • 425 video recordings (videocassettes)
  • 15 microform
  • 5 video recordings (CD-ROM (Multimedia))

Special Collections

Papers, scores, recordings and memorabilia of Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, prominent in the Big Band era.

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Robbins Library


Robbins Library Music & Art Department

700 Massachusetts Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Arlington, MA 02174
(617) 643-0026

Personnel

Janet Colbert, Music Librarian
Jennifer DeRemer, Art & Video Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.

ILL

Contact: Pat Donoghue
Fee: None

Network Membership

Minuteman Network

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 33 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 282 scores
  • 132 books (Librettos)
  • 8,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 502 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 411 sound recordings (CD)
  • 260 video recordings
  • 93 books (Art works (framed prints))
  • 2,000 books (Slides)

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Smith College


Werner Josten Library of the Performing Arts

Center for the Performing Arts | Update Information
Northampton, MA 01063
(413) 585-2930
http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/josten/

Personnel

Marlene M. Wong, Head Librarian
Cynthia Rucci, Josten Library Asst. (Cataloging)
Janet Spongberg, Josten Library Asst. (Circulation)
Joyce Wiernasz, Technical Processing Asst.

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat. 12 noon-5:00 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon-10:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: M-F. 12 noon-2:00 p.m. and by appt. (email josinfo@smith.edu)

Stacks

Open; sound recordings closed. Dewey cataloged books (pre-1974)and bound periodicals in Smith storage facility (please call ahead to make arrangements for these materials)

Access

The library is open to the public for reference purposes.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings and non-circulating materials.

ILL

Contact: Christina Ryan at the Neilson Library (413) 585-2962
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

Special Collections

Einstein Collection of vocal and instrumental music of the 16th & 17th centuries copied in score format by Dr. Alfred Einstein; early American imprints; complete works and monuments; opera; theater; dance.

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Springfield City Library


Springfield City Library Art & Music Department

220 State St. | Map It | Update Information
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 739-3871 x224, 225

Personnel

Sylvia St. Amand, Asst. Supervisor & Music Librarian
Karen Dorval, Supervisor & Art Librarian
Linda Yamamoto, Music Reference Associate

Hours

Mon., Wed. 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri., Sat. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Mon., Wed. 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tues. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs., Fri. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. Closed

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference to all. Loan available to those with library card.
ILL Fee $1.00. Materials not lendable: Reference items, periodicals, CDs

ILL

Contact: Henry Dutcher (413) 739-3871, x241
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC), CW/MARS, UTLAS

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 4,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 5,000 scores
  • 2,500 scores (Sheet Music)
  • 10,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 1,000 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 5,000 sound recordings (CD)
  • video recordings

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Thomas Crane Public Library


Thomas Crane Public Library Music & Recordings Collection

40 Washington St. | Map It | Update Information
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 376-1301

Personnel

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Music reference materials integrated with general reference collection. Open for loan.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Reference materials, Stephen Foster editions, 78 rpm's (historical collection), cylinders.

ILL

Contact: Megan Allen, ILL Dept., Regional Librarian
Fee: None

Network Membership

OCLC, Old Colony Library Network, Eastern Mass. Regional Library System

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 2,144 books
  • 10 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 1,554 scores
  • 60 scores (Parts (chamber music))
  • 223 scores (Sheet Music (Stephen Foster))
  • 79 sound recordings (78 rpm-12")
  • 65 sound recordings (78 rpm-10")
  • 275 sound recordings (CD)
  • 127 sound recordings (Cassettes (Music))
  • 116 sound recordings (Cassettes (Children's music))
  • 267 sound recordings (Cylinders)

Special Collections

Reproductions of original Stephen Foster editions (223 items). Reference works, including New Grove family of dictionaries (149 items).

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Tufts University


Lilly Music Library

20 Talbot Ave. Granoff Music Center | Map It | Update Information
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3594
(617) 627-3002 (fax)
http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/music_library.htm

Personnel

Julie-Ann Bryson, Music Library Assistant
Michael Rogan, Music Librarian

Hours

During Academic Year:
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 12noon-6 p.m.
Sun. 12noon-10 p.m.

All Other Times of the Year:
M-F 9a.m.-5p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

The library is open for reference, study and listening purposes. Loans are available to holders of Boston Library Consortium cards.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Items that do not normally circulate.

ILL

Contact: (617) 627-3206.
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, BAML, NERL, BLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Innovative Interfaces Millennium

Collection Statistics

  • (new stats forthcoming) books

Special Collections

Special collections in Wessel Library: Ritter Collection ca. 2,000 books and scores (from 1558-1900) including music dictionaries, histories, theoretical treatises, hymnals, operas. Asa Alford Tufts Collection songbooks and sheet music, primarily Boston imprints of the 19th c.

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University of Lowell


O'Leary Library

Wilder St. | Map It | Update Information
Lowell, MA 01854
(617) 452-5000 x2485

Personnel

Richard Slapsys, Music/Reference Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.-12 midnight
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-12 midnight

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening with identification or letter of introduction. Open for loan to Mass. institutions of higher education.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Collected editions, records

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

OCLC, NELINET, NECCUM, MILC, NECCHI, MCCLPHI

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 18,228 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 150 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 8,326 scores
  • 9,270 sound recordings
  • 75 video recordings
  • 150 microform
  • 5 sound recordings (CD-ROMs)

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst


W.E.B. Du Bois Library

W.E.B. Du Bois Library University of Massachusetts | Update Information
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-1858
(413) 577-1536

Personnel

Pamela Juengling, Music Librarian (Reference Department)
Peter Shea, Music Cataloger (cataloging department)

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am - 12 midnight
Fri. 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun. 9:00am - 12 midnight
Hours vary during vacation periods

Stacks

Closed for recordings and monuments; open for other materials.

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan to Mass. residents with a Univ. of Mass. library card.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Recordings, tapes, reference, some reserve items, special collections materials.

ILL

Contact: Interlibrary Loan Office (413) 545-0553.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC)

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 22,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 265 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 17,000 scores (Scores and Parts)
  • 500 books (Librettos)
  • 20,000 sound recordings
  • 200 video recordings

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University of Massachusetts, Boston


Joseph P. Healey Library

Harbor Campus | Update Information
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 287-5931
(617) 287-5950 (fax)

Personnel

Janet Stewart, Library Liason to Music Department

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Boston Librarian Consortium card holders may use materials on-site; no borrowing privileges. Upon presentation of a valid ID, undergraduates from institutions in the Fenway Consortium and the Massachusetts Conference of Public Institutions of Higher Education may borrow materials.

ILL: Photocopies $.20/pg. (maximum of 30 pages)
Materials not lendable: Special collections.

ILL

Contact: Sylvena Bailey (617) 287-5929
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC), BAML

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 10,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 6,000 scores

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Wellesley College


Music Library

106 Central Street | Map It | Update Information
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 283-2075
(781) 283-2869 (fax)

Personnel

Pamela Bristah, Music Librarian
Julie Pollock, Music Library Associate

Hours

When classes are in session:
Mon -Thurs 8:15AM - 11PM
Fri 8:15AM - 7 PM
Sat 12 noon - 5PM
Sun 12 noon - 11PM

When classes are not in session:
Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan: books, scores, and compact discs to Wellesley College alumnae or outside borrowers with a Boston Library Consortium card.

ILL: Materials not lendable: books and scores that normally do not circulate; multi-disc compact disc sets; videos.

ILL

Contact: ILL Office, Margaret Clapp Library (781) 283-2101.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, BAML, Boston Library Consortium

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 16,900 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 84 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 22,000 scores
  • 15,600 sound recordings
  • 550 video recordings

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Wellesley Free Library


530 Washington St. | Map It | Update Information
Wellesley, MA 02181
(617) 235-1610

Personnel

Anne L. Reynolds, Director

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (November-April)
Summer Hours: Closed Sundays

Stacks

Open; closed for audio & video cassette collection

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Periodicals, microfilm, motion picture films, video cassettes.

ILL

Contact: Mary Dalton, ILL Dept.
Fee: None

Network Membership

Minuteman Library Network

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,100 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 1,000 scores
  • 1,300 sound recordings ((children))
  • 4,000 sound recordings
  • 500 sound recordings (CDs)
  • 2,500 sound recordings (Cassettes (1,500 - music; 1,000 - spoken word))

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Westfield State University


Ely Library

577 Western Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Westfield, MA 01086
(413) 572-5234
http://lib.westfield.ma.edu/index.html

Personnel

Tom Raffensperger, Library Director
Carolyn Schwartz, Head of Access Services and Music Collection Contact

Hours

Hours (regular semester):

Sun: 1pm-12am
Mon-Thur: 8am-12am
Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Stacks

Open

Access

Circulation only to Westfield State University faculty, staff, students and alumni. ILL: Free lender, AV on case-by-case basis.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

ExLibris/Voyager

Collection Statistics

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WGBH Public Radio 89.7fm


Music Library

One Guest St | Map It | Update Information
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 300-4415

Personnel

Hours

Mon-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stacks

closed

Access

Not open to the public

ILL

Contact: No ILL
Fee: None

Network Membership

BAML

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 90,000+ sound recordings

Special Collections

WGBH live performances & concert remotes.

ONLINE PLAYLISTS: www.wgbh.org/playlists

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Wheaton College


| Update Information
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 286-8224

Personnel

Mary Savolainen, Circulation Supervisor

Hours

Mon.-Wed. 8:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Scores in LC class M 1-5; sound recordings.

ILL

Contact: Martha Mitchell (508) 286-3701
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 6,519 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 141 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles (print and electronic))
  • 6,387 scores
  • 4,864 sound recordings (LP)
  • 93 sound recordings (Cassettes)
  • 6 sound recordings (Reel-to-reel)
  • 1,378 sound recordings (CD)
  • 525 video recordings

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Williams College


Sawyer Library

| Update Information
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-2505

Personnel

Robin Kibler, Music Liaison/Head of Cataloging

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.- 2:30 a.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, Capcon

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 51 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 11,300 scores
  • 300 sound recordings (Cassettes and Tapes)
  • 9,600 sound recordings (CD)
  • 360 video recordings
  • 29,300 sound recordings (total)

Special Collections

Whiteman Collection (see separate entry)

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Williams College


Williams College Whiteman Collection

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Williamstown, MA 01267

Personnel

Sylvia Kennick Brown, College Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

Hours

By apptointment only

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference and listening by appointment only.

ILL

Contact: No ILL
Fee: None

Network Membership

Connection via Williams College Library (Nelinet)

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 4,000 scores
  • 2,000 scores (Sheet Music)
  • 2,200 sound recordings
  • 200 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 2 video recordings (Full-length films)
  • 30 video recordings (One-Hour TV shows)

Special Collections

Scores & parts for some 3,000 Whiteman arrangements (dance tunes & concert works)

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Maine

Bagaduce Music Lending Library


Bagaduce Music Lending Library

P.O. Box 829 5 Music Library Lane | Map It | Update Information
Blue Hill, ME 04614
(207) 374-5454
http://www.bagaducemusic.org

Personnel

Judy McGeorge, Chairman of the Board
Sean Schmeits, ED, Executive Director
Mary Wolcott, MSLIS, Librarian
Lynette Woods, Operations Manager

Hours

Mon. through Fri: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (45 volunteers, 3 staff)
Open any time by appointment

Stacks

Restricted

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan - membership required.

ILL

Contact: Martina Herries (207) 374-5454
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

Maine Regional Library System; Northeastern Maine Lib. Dist., MLA

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 2,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 115,000 scores (Titles)

Special Collections

State of Maine Collection (includes collection formerly housed at Maine State Library, Augusta); silent movie scores; two piano & piano duet; Dr. Alexander McCurdy Jr. organ collection; orchestral scores; multi-copy choral collection; chamber music, vocal popular--19th century to present, vocal classical, piano solo (parlor salon, popular, classical), 10 catalogs available for purchase; database permitting search of songs and compositions in anthologies.

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Bates College


George and Helen Ladd Library

38 Campus Ave. Information & Library Services | Map It | Update Information
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 786-6271/786-6263
(207) 786-6055 (fax)
http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/

Personnel

Brenda Reynolds, Audio Supervisor1
Sharon Saunders, Systems and Catalog Librarian
Christopher P. Schiff, Music and Arts Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sat. noon-10 p.m.
Sun. noon-1 a.m.

Stacks

Books and scores open; recordings closed

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.
ILL: Member: NELINET reciprocal borrowing agreement.

ILL

Contact: Perrin Lumbert (207) 786-6471. (plumbert@bates.edu)
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Innovative Interfaces

Collection Statistics

  • 10,200 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 9,360 scores
  • 9,869 sound recordings (LP)
  • 1,348 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 12,960 sound recordings (CD)
  • 7,484 video recordings (VHS)
  • 868 video recordings (DVD and Laserdisc)
  • 53 video recordings (Interactive Media)
  • 189 microform
  • 89 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

Special Collections

Special Collections include manuscripts and letters by major 20th century composers, including Poulenc, Milhaud, Thompson, etc. Focus on undergraduate class and recreational needs. Large collection of jazz recordings. Growing collection of world music recordings.

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Bowdoin College


Bowdoin College Music Library

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Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-3227
http://library.bowdoin.edu/music/

Personnel

Sydnae Steinhart, Music Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs.. 9:30 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat. 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:00 p.m.-12 midnight

Stacks

Open stacks: scores, sound recordings

Access

open for reference, listening, circulation & ILL.
ILL fee: reciprocal.

ILL

Contact: Guy Saldanha, ILL Assistant, (207) 725-3283.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC, CBB, NEexpress, MaineInfoNet

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 12,000 scores
  • 10,000 sound recordings
  • 400 video recordings

Special Collections

Contemporary music; chamber music; opera; collected works. Special Collections has 659 items of sheet music related to Longfellow's poems.

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Colby College


Bixler Art and Music Library

5660 Mayflower Hill | Map It | Update Information
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 859-5660
http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/library/

Personnel

Margaret Donelian Ericson, Art and Music Librarian
Penny Ruksznis, Library Assistant

Hours

Mon.-Thu. 8:30 a.m.-midnight
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-midnight

Summer hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hours reduced during breaks and between semesters.

Stacks

Books, scores, collected editions, reference: Open. Media stacks: Closed.

Access

Reference : M-F, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., or by appointment with the Art and Music Librarian. Open for lending and listening during posted hours.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings, videos, reference.

ILL

Contact: Kathy Corridan, (207) 859-5125
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

OCLC, NELINET, Maine Infonet.

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 26,000 books (Art and Music)
  • 2,350 books (Reference volumes)
  • 2,600 bound periodicals
  • 8,900 scores
  • 5,000 sound recordings (LP)
  • 5,300 sound recordings (CD)
  • 730 video recordings (Videotapes and DVDs)
  • 276 video recordings (Interactive CD-ROMs)
  • books (Other Electronic Journals Collections: JSTOR, Blackwell Humanities Collection, Oxford Journals Online)
  • 88 bound periodicals (Current Periodical Subscriptions)

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Portland Public Library


Portland Public Library Art/Audiovisual Department

5 Monument Square | Map It | Update Information
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-4761

Personnel

William David Barry, Departmental Staff
Barbara Briggs, Departmental Staff
Jeff Christiansen, Departmental Staff
Sally Regan, Art/AV Services Librarian
Bonnie Taylor, Technical Services Librarian

Hours

Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tues., Thurs. 12 noon-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.
ILL photocopying fee. Materials not lendable: A-V materials, reference books.

ILL

Contact: Rita Gorham (207) 773-4761
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, OCLC

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 2,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 7 scores (Sheet music: File drawers (misc.))
  • 6,091 sound recordings (LP)
  • 2,124 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 126 sound recordings (CD)
  • 529 video recordings
  • 16 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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University of Maine


Fogler Library

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Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1683

Personnel

Elaine Albright, Dean of Cultural Affairs and Libraries
Nancy Lewis, Reference Librarian, Music Liaison
Rubie Nesbit, Head, Listening Center

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon - 12 midnight

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan with borrower's card.
Materials not lendable: A-V & reference materials.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

URSUS; NELINET; OCLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 22,630 books (Books, Scores, Parts)
  • 4,879 sound recordings (LP)
  • 353 sound recordings (Cassettes, Reel-to-reel)
  • 900 sound recordings (CD)
  • 1,050 video recordings
  • 542 books (K-12 titles (at Learning Materials Center))
  • 100 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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University of Southern Maine


Gorham Campus Library

College Ave. | Map It | Update Information
Gorham, ME 04038
(207) 780-5345
http://library.usm.maine.edu/

Personnel

Elizabeth M. Hogue, Reference Librarian, Music Liason

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun. 1-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening: limited facilities. Open for loan with borrower's card.
ILL Fee: $1.50 minimum charge; $.10/photocopy over 15 (Reciprocal agreements welcome)
Materials not lendable: Reference and A-V materials (recordings).

ILL

Contact: David Vardeman (207) 780-5343
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 1,000 sound recordings (CD)
  • 275 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 125 microform
  • 6,800 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 2,975 scores (Scores, Parts, Sheet Music, Librettos)
  • 32 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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New Hampshire


New Hampshire Historical Society

30 Park St. | Map It | Update Information
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-3381

Personnel

William Copeley, Librarian
Deborah Tapley, Assistant Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat. 12 noon-4:30 p.m.

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for Reference.

ILL

Contact: No ILL
Fee: None

Network Membership

None

Library Type

Special

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 200 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 100 scores (Sheet Music)

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New Hampshire State Library

20 Park St. | Map It | Update Information
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2344

Personnel

Kendall F. Wiggins, State Librarian
John McCormick,, Supervisor, Reference and Information Services Section

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tues. eve. (September-May)

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan to registered borrowers.

ILL

Contact: John McCormick (603) 271-2060
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, N.H. Automated Information Network

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 2,450 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 4,000 scores

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Peterborough Town Library

Main & Concord St. | Map It | Update Information
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-6401

Personnel

Judith Garabrant, Reference Librarian & ILL
Ann Geisel, Director

Hours

48 hours/week

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Loan available through ILL.
Materials not lendable: MacDowell materials

ILL

Contact: Judith Garabrant (603) 924-6401
Fee: None

Network Membership

NHSL

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 250 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • N/A scores
  • 850 sound recordings

Special Collections

E. MacDowell Collection including mss, memorabilia, programs, sheet music, MacDowell Colony papers. (Note: Monadnock Chorus' choral music given to Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill, Maine.)

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Dartmouth College


Paddock Music Library

H.B. 6245 Hopkins Center | Update Information
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-3234
(603) 646-3120
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~paddock/

Personnel

David Bowden, Music Library Specialist
Patricia B. Fisken, Head of Paddock Music Library
Marie Gouba, Music Library Specialist
Patricia Morris, Music Library Supervisor

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Reduced hours when college is not in session.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening if space permits. Open for loan with guest borrower card.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings, video recordings, software.

ILL

Contact: Peter Collins (603) 646-2596
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

ARL, Borrow Direct, DLF, NELINET, NHCUC, OCLC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Innovative Interfaces

Collection Statistics

  • 65,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 25,000+ scores (Sheet Music Titles (at Rauner Library))
  • 24,000 sound recordings
  • 1,400 video recordings
  • 2,500 microform (microtext)
  • 85 microform (Machine-readable Data Files)
  • 300 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

Special Collections

At Rauner Library: Collection of American sheet music ca. 1800-1950; Special collections of Hutchinson Family Singers, New Hampshire songs, and holographs of 20th century composers taking part in the Congregation of the Arts at Dartmouth (1964-69).

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Keene State College


Mason Library

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Keene, NH 03431
(603) 358-2711

Personnel

Margaret Barrett, Reference Librarian
Nancy Butterfield, Head of Technical Services
Marilyn Hanley, Systems Librarian
Robert Madden, Reference Librarian
Lois Merry, ILL Supervisor
Patrick O'Brien, Reference Librarian
Peggie Partello, Assistant Director
C. Paul Vincent, Director

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-12 midnight
Hours during break:
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open for books; closed for periodicals

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan to NHCUC members.
ILL fee reciprocal.
Materials not lendable: Reference materials, periodicals.

ILL

Contact: Lois Merry (603) 358-2738
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC), NHCUC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 5,100 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 1,800 scores
  • 20 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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Manchester City Library


Manchester City Library

405 Pine St | Map It | Update Information
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 624-6550

Personnel

John J. Hallahan, Director
Mary Orzechowski, Fine Arts Lib. Asst.
Beverly White, Fine Arts Librarian

Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wed., Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Tues. evening and Saturday in the summer

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan.
ILL fee = return mail cost

ILL

Contact: Beryl Baker (603) 624-6550
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

Greater Manchester Integrated Library Coop.; NH Urban Lib. Consortium; Merri-Hill Rock Coop

Library Type

Public

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 21,400 (18,000 art/3,400 music) books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 2,000 scores
  • 1,500 scores (Sheet Music)
  • 5,000 sound recordings
  • 5,000 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 600 video recordings
  • 175 video recordings (Films)
  • 99 books (Art works (framed prints))
  • 25 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)

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Plymouth State College


Herbert H. Lamson Library

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Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-5000 x2259

Personnel

Gay Zimmerman, Coordinator, Technical Services

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon- 12 midnight

Stacks

Open; recordings closed

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.
Materials not lendable: recordings, AV materials

ILL

Contact: Joyce Bruce (603) 535-2576
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 253,084 books (Books, AV)
  • 3,283 scores
  • 5,148 sound recordings
  • 1,487 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 489,040 microform

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Rivier College


Regina Library

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Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 888-1311 x256

Personnel

Elaine Bean, Head, Information Services
Sr. Arlene Callahan, Director
Sr. Albina- Marie, Head, Technical Services

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 12 noon-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for loan.
Materials not lendable: AV materials, periodicals, scores

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

New Hampshire State Network, New Hampshire Automated Information Services

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 1,425 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 500 scores
  • 525 sound recordings
  • 125 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 25 video recordings
  • 25 microform

Special Collections

History of American music (Americana record collection)

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Saint Anselm College


Geisel Library

Saint Anselm Drive | Map It | Update Information
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7300

Personnel

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-12 midnight
(vacations: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan.
Materials not lendable: Records and current periodicals.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, NHCUC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 1,951 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 5 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 7,076 sound recordings

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University of New Hampshire


Dimond Library

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Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1534

Personnel

Rena Hart, Asst. Collection Development Librarian & Music Specialist
Barbara Lerch, Loan Librarian
Emily LeViness, Listening Room Supervisor

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-12 midnight

Listening Room Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Stacks

Open for print; closed for AV materials
Materials not lendable: Records & tapes.

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening

ILL

Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, NHCUC

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 4,750 books
  • 130 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 3,244 scores (Scores, Parts, Sheet Music)
  • 215 books (Librettos)
  • 4,493 sound recordings (LP)
  • 1,119 sound recordings (Cassette)
  • 3,182 sound recordings (Reel-to-reel)
  • 28 sound recordings (CD)
  • 15 video recordings
  • 4 video recordings (CD-ROMs)

Special Collections

Ralph Page Collection of Dance (papers, scores, monographs, recordings) Papers of Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell and Robert Manton; acoustical recordings

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Rhode Island


Providence Public Library

225 Washington St. | Map It | Update Information
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 455-8005

Personnel

Margaret Chevian, Art & Music Specialist
Susan R. Waddington, Art & Music Specialist

Hours

October-May
Mon., Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri., Sat. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sun. 1:00-5:00 p.m.
(Summer hours vary)

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening and loan with card.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings, videos, some books and periodicals.

ILL

Contact: Shared Resources Office (401) 455-8028
Fee: None

Network Membership

R.I. Interrelated Library System (RHILINET); CLAN (Cooperating Libraries Automated Network)

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • N/A books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 22 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 15,500 scores (Scores, Parts, Librettos)
  • 8,500 sound recordings (LP)
  • 2,250 sound recordings (CD)
  • 1 video recordings (CD-ROM (WilsonDISC))
  • 175,000 books (Picture file items)
  • 400 books (Art works (circ.))
  • 6 books (Vertical file drawers)

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Brown University


John Hay Library

20 Prospect St./Box A | Map It | Update Information
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-3723

Personnel

Rosemary Cullen, Curator, Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open to the general public upon presentation of a valid personal identification card.
ILL: Materials not lendable.
Photocopying/microfilming available depending on condition and copyright restrictions.

ILL

Contact: John Hay Library, (401) 863-3723
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET, HELIN, CRIARL., BLC, Borrow Direct

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 13,000+ scores
  • 500,000+ scores (Sheet Music (Mostly Uncatalogued))
  • small collection sound recordings (78 and 33 1/3 rpm)

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Brown University


Orwig Music Library

1 Young Orchard Ave./Box A | Map It | Update Information
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-3759
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library/libs/orwig/index.html

Personnel

Catherine Gick, Music Cataloger and Metadata Librarian
Sheila Hogg, Senior Library Associate Specialist
Patrick Hutchinson, Music Cataloger (Rockefeller Library)
Ned Quist, Music Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 12 noon-5 p.m.
Sun. 12 noon-10 p.m.
When classes are not in session:
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. closed

Stacks

Open for books and scores; Closed for sound recordings

Access

Open for reference with letter from another librarian. Open for listening if space permits.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Special Collections, sound recordings, bound serials

ILL

Contact: Bart Hollingsworth, Rockefeller Library, (401) 863-2169.
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET, HELIN, CRIARL., BLC, Borrow Direct

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Innovative Interfaces

Collection Statistics

  • 23,000 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 200 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 24,500 scores
  • 44,000 sound recordings
  • 1,200 video recordings

Special Collections

Special collections at the John Hay Library (see separate entry).

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Rhode Island College


James P. Adams Library

600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue | Map It | Update Information
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-8125 (Referenc
(401) 456-9605 (Catalogi

Personnel

Dena M. Janson,, Assistant Professor-Cataloging
Patricia B. M. Brennan,, Assistant Professor-Reference

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-12 midnight
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m.-12 midnight

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference to all. Open for listening with card.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings, some scores

ILL

Contact: Linda Green, ILL Office (401) 456-8190
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC), RHILINET, CRIARL, HELIN

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 5,100 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 54 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 4,685 scores
  • 3,000 sound recordings ( LP)
  • 137 sound recordings (LP (spoken word))
  • 28 sound recordings ( Cassettes)

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University of Rhode Island


University of Rhode Island Music Collection

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Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 792-2660

Personnel

Jim Barnett, Collection Development

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-12 midnight

Stacks

Open

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening to RI residents; others with permission. Open for loan to RI residents.
ILL: Materials not lendable: A-V materials, rare, reference

ILL

Contact: Sylvia Krausse
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET (OCLC), CRIARL, HELIN, RHILINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 4,800 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 1,000 scores
  • 300 sound recordings
  • 100 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 50 microform
  • 2,100 scores (In Departmental Library)
  • 4,000 sound recordings (In Departmental Library)

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Vermont

Bennington College


Judith Rosenberg Hoffberger Music Library

1 College Drive | Map It | Update Information
Bennington, VT 05201
802-440-4512

Personnel

Susan Reiss, Head Music Librarian

Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Stacks

Open

Access

on site only outside of campus community No ILL

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

Nelinet

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • approx. 20,000 total sound recordings (scores CDs, LPs, books DVD/Video)

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Middlebury College


Flanders Ballad Collection - Vermont Archives of Traditional Music

Special Collections Library | Update Information
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802)443-5501

Personnel

Andrew Wentink, Special Collections Librarian

Hours

By appointment

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference and listening by appointment. All recordings are also available in the Music Library, Center for the Arts.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Original recordings, manuscripts, first editions, rare or pre-1900 items.

ILL

Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 3,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals, Scores)
  • 45 bound periodicals (Current Serial Titles)
  • 1,400 sound recordings ( LP (field recordings))
  • 2,700 sound recordings (Cassettes (field & studio recordings))
  • 175 sound recordings (Reel-to-reel (field recordings))
  • 200 sound recordings (Wax Cylinder (field & studio recordings))
  • 102 video recordings
  • 550 scores (Broadsides)
  • 200 scores (Offprints)

Special Collections

studio recordings made by Vermont ETV & Chelsea House Folklore Center during concerts Anglo-American ballads & folksongs

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Middlebury College


Middlebury College Music Library

Center for the Arts | Update Information
Middlebury, VT 05753-6177
(802) 443-5218

Personnel

Dan Frostman, Music Library Assistant
Joy Pile, Music Reference Librarian
Terry Simpkins, Music Catalog Librarian

Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-midnight
Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-midnight

Stacks

Open for books & scores; closed for recordings

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Open for loan with borrower's card ($20 annually) for outside loan.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Recordings, reference books.

ILL

Contact: ILL Supervisor, Library (802) 443-5498
Fee: None

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 10,159 books (Books, journals (vols.))
  • 77 microform (Microfilm (reels))
  • 20,277 sound recordings
  • 1,350 video recordings
  • 2,084 microform (Microfiche (sheets))
  • 15,005 scores
  • 14,000 video recordings (CD-ROMS)

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University of Vermont


Bailey Howe Library

| Update Information
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-2020
(802) 656-1947 (Media)

Personnel

Paul Philbin, Access Services Librarian

Hours

Stacks

Closed

Access

Open for reference. Open for listening. Non-circulatin collection.
ILL: Materials not lendable: Sound recordings.

ILL

Contact: Nancy Rosedale, (802) 656-2242
Fee: Yes

Network Membership

NELINET

Library Type

Academic

Integrated Library System

Collection Statistics

  • 7,500 books (Books, Bound Periodicals)
  • 7,000 scores
  • 5,000 sound recordings
  • 500 sound recordings (78 rpm (189 titles))
  • 100 sound recordings (Tapes)
  • 80 video recordings ((Opera))

Special Collections

Small collection of 19th and 20th century sheet music relating to Vermont; Radio Canada holdings.

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