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Music and Media Collections at Boston University

Mugar Music Collection

771 Commonwealth Avenue, Mugar Library, 2nd floor

Current printed journal subscriptions for music

  • view list of current print subscriptions
  • newest issues shelved, unbound, to the right when facing the Music Library listening room
  • use the online catalog to search by journal title for location, holdings

Electronic journal subscriptions for music

  • typically ‘bundled’ in multidisciplinary packages through library subscription
  • Searchable via the ejournals and newspaper search of the BULS
  • may also exist as free, open access journals or found via google
  • may be encountered in the library catalog, too, with active links

Retrospective music periodical holdings

  • search the online catalog by Subject: music periodicals

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

Music Curriculum Library at CFA, 855 Comm. Ave.

  • serves chiefly (though not exclusively) the music dept.
  • manages performance rental material
  • houses core repertoire collection including parts
  • pre-K-12 classroom texts, methods
  • listening facilities; houses many departmental performances
  • online search of the CFA MCL catalog, inquiries also welcome (617) 353-3731

HGARC: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

  • Located on floors five and six 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)