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.
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.
Photo & Document Reproduction
In most cases, we are able to provide scans of non-circulating material from our Sound Archive, in accordance with the Special Collections Reproduction and Licensing Fee Schedule.
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).
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.
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
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.