Services

Borrowing

See our Circulation Policy for details on borrowing materials from the Music Library. Visiting researchers should make arrangements for access in advance of their visit but will not be able to take materials from the library; more information is available on our Visiting Scholars page.

Audio/Video Reserves

Streaming audio and video reserves are available 24/7.

Students: If you are enrolled in a course that has streaming audio reserves, you will be able to see your course reserves when you log into Avalon.

Faculty: All audio reserve requests will be placed on the streaming audio server. Please submit your reserve requests to Trinidad Linares, specifying the tracks your students need from each recording. We will also need your course roster.

On-Site Listening

The Frank and Virginia Crawford Listening Center features listening and viewing stations, which can accommodate LPs, 45s, CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs. Patrons using the Listening Center must present their current university ID card or a photo ID.

Making Copies of Recordings for Classroom Use

Listening copies of archival audio and video recordings for use in classroom presentations may be requested by email. Please include the title, artist, track name(s), and call number of the item. Recordings must be requested at least 48 hours in advance (excluding weekends) and some requests may be restricted by United States Copyright Law (Title 17).

Recording Rooms

Our recording rooms will be temporarily closed during the Fall 2020 semester. If you are in need of digitization service, please contact Dave Lewis, Sound Archivist.

Course Reserves

Please note that as of Fall 2020, all reserves will be delivered digitally. Please direct reserve requests and questions to Trinidad Linares. Requests will be processed in the order they are received. Please allow for a minimum of one week for processing; more time may be necessary at the beginnings of semesters. You can find items on reserve by searching the library catalog by instructor name or course number. More About Course Reserves

Research Assistance

The Music Library staff is happy to assist all local or distance library users with their research needs and locating materials within the library. Please contact us by email, or utilize our Chat service.

Tours, Presentations, and Classroom Instruction

Virtual tours of the Music Library will be available for Fall 2020. Library staff are available for research assistance via WebEx or Zoom. Virtual library instruction sessions will be offered, and we are happy to create research guides (like this one) for courses at BGSU.

Requests for Purchases

Requests to purchase materials for the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives are encouraged. Please e-mail or talk to any ML/BSSA staff member.  If an item is difficult to find, please let us know any information you might already have about its purchase.