On-site reserves: place scores, spoken word and music recordings, books, articles, and personal copies; send requests to email@example.com or ring 617-353-3705. The library’s online catalog shows the status of library items on reserve. These items are available for on-site use during library hours.
Online reserves: sound recordings via web links or via Blackboard,
- Request a Blackboard site for your course at http://blackboard.bu.edu under Help, create blank site
- Add musiclib in the role of Course Builder
- Submit the list of repertoire you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org (or indicate on your site)
- Include special performance or organizational instructions
Alternate path to request a Blackboard site
- Go to the Boston University Faculty Central
- Click: Blackboard (on the left hand side)
- Click: Create a course site
- Login with your Kerberos password.
- Click: Help tab
- Click: Create a blank site
- Follow instructions to create your site. Within 24 hours you should receive directions in an e-mail about accessing your new site. Add musiclib as a course builder so that we may add audio examples.
Add the Music Library as Course Builders
- Open your site
- Choose Control Panel (bottom button on left hand side)
- Under user management (Right hand side) choose “Enroll User”
- Search by username “musiclib”
- Return to control panel
- Choose “List / Modify Users”
- Search by username “musiclib”
- Select “Properties”
- Under Role and Availability, select “Course Builder” if it is not already selected
- Click “Submit”
Schedule orientations or arrange for support for courses, thesis writers, and research projects with Holly Mockovak, Sarah Hunter or Kate Stringer by email or by phone (617-353-3705).
Your loan period for books and scores is 19 weeks with two renewals. With a PIN (personal identification number), access your patron record via the library catalog and renew your own items. Set your PIN in person at main circulation, Mugar Memorial Library (617-353-3732).
Recordings may leave the library as needed. You may also send a list to authorize student borrowers for classroom presentations. Please send lists to email@example.com
To authorize your teaching assistants to borrow library materials on your behalf, submit a letter on official stationary, accompanied by your photo ID, at main circulation, Mugar Memorial Library (617-353-3732).
Naxos & More
If you are interested in creating a customized class listening list within the Naxos Music Library, please obtain your password from a supervisor at the Music Library.
In addition to the permanent audio collection, Naxos is one of several online audio subscription services. For more information, see the Audio Collections section at the top of the Music database page.
Mugar Classrooms 203 and 205
Regular semester classroom scheduling for Mug 203 and Mug 205 is arranged via your school’s departmental room assignment coordinator who will work through the registrar’s room management system. Use your coordinator also for “one shot” inquiries. (Mugar staff cannot assign these rooms).
Sunday scheduling or other “after hours” inquiries should go to firstname.lastname@example.org, the reservations service.
Capacities & facilities: Mug 203 seats 24, Mug 205 seats 42. Classroom technology is by the managed by BU Instructional Support and includes equipped with upright pianos, chalkboard, computer and overhead projectors, as well as DVD, VHS, audio CD and phono playback. Two VHS/DVD players with large monitors on carts, also on the second floor, can be readily transported. The wireless signal reaches inside the rooms. Use “house audio” for iPod playback or bring your own dock. Cables are provided for PCs but will need to be personally supplied for Macs. Classroom support can be arranged through Instructional Support or Music Library staff depending on the type of support needed.
The Scan and Copy center is located on the 1st floor of Mugar Memorial Library. Personal or departmental accounts may be established at any time. Contact the photocopy department of Mugar Memorial Library at 617-353-3722.
Carrels are located on floors 4, 5 and 6 of Mugar Memorial Library. Arrange for an assignment with Timothy Riordin, Stacks/Study Carrel Coordinator at 617-353-3722.
We invite your continuing participation in the shaping of our collection holdings. Individual or committee collaborations might include: addressing needs for current or proposed courses, modes of accessing holdings, and identification of special purchases, gifts or donors.
Please also see our Collection Development Statement.
Apply online for a Boston Library Consortium (BLC) library card. Explore also your home public library for benefits among the Boston Public Library, Minuteman Library Network and Massachusetts Regional Library Networks.
Use OCLC’s Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program in selected locations when you travel. To apply, contact Cathy Annunciata, Mugar Memorial Library Administration Office, 617-353-3710.