Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives

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  • Curbside pickup of circulating Music Library materials is available 10am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday through Friday.
  • All course reserves will be delivered digitally. This includes print, audio and video. Please contact Trinidad Linares to initiate this process.

With almost a million recordings, the Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives (MLBSSA) is the largest collection of popular music in an academic library in North America. Our recordings include 45s, 78s, 33s, LPs, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes and CDs. The sound recording collection is supported by books, scores, video/film, hard-to-find periodicals, fanzines, promotional material and archival collections.

The MLBSSA also collects materials in support of BGSU's College of Musical Arts, including scores and recordings for study and performance, anthologies and collected works of individual composers. The Music Library is the repository for works performed at the New Music Festival, held annually by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.


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