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Stauffer Library Music Collection

The Music Collection is located in Stauffer Library, primarily in the 2nd floor stacks near the Art Collection, beginning with the scores in the middle aisle at the north end of the building. Through its comprehensive holdings of books, scores (study/miniature, performance and collected works and historical anthology scores), journals, and audio-visual recordings, and expert librarian assistance, the Library and its collection serve as a resource to support the research, teaching and performance activities of the Dan School of Drama and Music, and play a role in information retrieval strategies.

CDs are housed with the Music Collection (M, ML, MT classifications) on the 2nd floor, music DVDs are housed in the Multimedia Collection on the ground floor of Stauffer Library, and LP recordings held in storage are available on request at the Information Services Desk.  Many music reference materials are housed in the ground floor Reference area, and more frequently used music reference materials are housed with the Music Collection on the 2nd floor.  Oversize music books are housed with Folios L-Z on the 4th floor of Stauffer. Consult Floorplans.

The Library also features several unique facilities for music. Two music listening rooms (rooms 235, 236), suitable for small groups with priority given to students currently enrolled in Music courses, can be booked through Group Study Rooms.  Both rooms contain a blackboard with staves, and room 236 also contains a Yamaha YPP-50 digital piano.  Two music audio-visual carts, each with a laptop equipped with Windows 10 and CD drive, DVD/VHS combo player, 33 1/3 long-playing (LP) record turntable with USB port, and headphone splitter plus 4 sets of headphones, are available on 3-hour loan from the Stauffer Library Information Services Desk for use in the music listening rooms on the 2nd floor.

More information can be found on the Music Subject guide.