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About the Music Library

The Music Library will be closed for fall 2020 for the health and safety of students living in the Arts Annex.  If you need a CD, score, or other item from the Music Library, fill out this request form.  It will be on hold for you at the ODY Service Desk by 5:00 the next weekday.  LPs may be requested by faculty, staff, or students, and will be held for the user at the Newell Center for Arts Technology (NC 003), where a playback station is available.

The Music Library supports the educational, research, and performance needs of the Music department and provides music resources to the entire university community. 

The Music Library is located in the Arts Annex, the music and performing arts theme house. This unique pairing highlights the successful blending of residential and academic space. Annex students receive the benefits of living in close proximity to the Music Library with all of its resources and space for group study and collaboration.

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Emma Greenough '18 conducted research with Associate Professor of Music David Henderson on her fellowship project "Ear to Eire: An Irish Music Journey - which focused on a style of Irish singing known as Sean-Nós.

Mission:  The mission of the St. Lawrence University Music Library is to support the educational, research, and performance needs of the Music department as well as the liberal arts curriculum of the entire college community.

Collection: The collection of the Music Library consists of sound recordings, video recordings, scores for study and performance, and collected works of select major composers. Housed in the Music Library are approximately 8000 sound recordings, 800 video recordings, 3500 scores, and over 100 reference books. The Music Library also contains a small reference area as well as a space for course reserves. Books and periodicals about music, musicians, composers, reference sources, and indexes are located in the Owen D. Young Library.

Circulation Policy: The CD, DVD, and videocassette collections circulate for three days to students and seven days to faculty and staff. LPs may be requested by faculty, staff, or students, and will be held for the user at the Newell Center for Arts Technology (NC 003), where a playback station is available. Music scores circulate for one semester to faculty/staff and six weeks to students. The exceptions are the collected works (the scores with M2 and M3 classification) which only circulate to music faculty. Materials in the reference area as well as items on the course reserve shelves are designated for library use only.