BU’s Special Catalogs: Music, Spoken Word, Media
Mugar Music Collection at 771 Comm. Ave, 2nd floor
- catalog search: BU Libraries Search inquiries welcome (617) 353-3705
- multiple physical and streaming formats of music, spoken word, video, scores, many with parts, books, periodicals, microforms, and some manuscript material
- collection is research-level over 175,000 itemspurchasing is active, requests welcome
- interlibrary loan and Boston Library Consortium network services
Music Curriculum Library at CFA, 855 Comm. Ave., 2nd floor
- online search of the CFA MCL catalog, inquiries welcome (617) 353-3731
- serves chiefly (though not exclusively) the music dept.
- manages performance rentals; houses a core repertoire collection & parts
- pre-K-12 classroom texts, methods
- listening facilities; Sibelius; some departmental performance information
African Studies Center: Teaching Africa Library, 232 Bay State Road
- serves the University community at large as well as area professionals
- collection includes curriculum guides, kits, media, books, handouts, documentations
- pre-K through adult levels of material
- open weekdays, specialist staff (617)353-7303
- The HGARC is located on the 5th and 6th floors of Mugar Memorial Library.
- Includes personal documents of notable twentieth-century individuals from many disciplines including the performing arts.
CFA Recording Studio Audio Archive Catalog
Geddes Language Center at CAS, 685 Comm. Ave.
- modern foreign languages, core collection in music (most genres)
- support includes on-site lab, small viewing rooms, classroom
- chiefly (though not exclusively) supports CAS
- online Geddes catalog search is available, inquiries welcome (617) 353-2640
Krasker Film/Video Services at Mugar
- class support: viewings, equipment, extensive guidance
- online Krasker catalog search of video/film is available, inquiries welcome (617) 353-8112
- individual viewing, reviewing site
Organ Library at 745 Comm. Ave.
- Room 2B (basement level) in the School of Theology (617) 353-9339
- in-depth collection of scores and documents relating to the world of organ
- maintains a separate catalog and web site
- managed by Boston Chapter, American Guild of Organists
- by appointment to researchers regardless of academic or societal affiliation (617)
Boston Area Music Library groups
- Boston Area Music Libraries (BAML)
- share information, maintain awareness of area resources
- support patrons when inter-institutional visits are needed
- informal, developed by library colleagues
Boston Library Consortium (BLC)