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BU’s Special Catalogs: Music, Spoken Word, Media

Music Collection at Mugar Library, 771 Comm. Ave, 2nd floor

  • use BU Libraries Search, inquiries welcome (617) 353-3705
  • physical and streaming formats of music, spoken word, video, scores and parts, books, periodicals, microforms
  • listening facilities, staff-mediated transfer and editing

Music Curriculum Library at CFA, 855 Comm. Ave., 2nd floor

  • inquiries welcome (617) 353-3731 or visit during hours of operation
  • manages performance rentals; houses a core repertoire collection & parts, selected K-12 texts and methods
  • listening facilities; Sibelius

African Studies Center of the Pardee School of Global Studies, 232 Bay State Road

  • search their Teaching Africa Library for media and other material useful for teaching at all levels
  • see also their teacher resources for US schools; use the main library search for Mugar’s African Studies Library
  • open weekdays or contact specialist staff: ascinfo@bu.edu

HGARC: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, 771 Comm. Ave.

  • located on the 5th and 6th floors of Mugar Memorial Library; papers of individuals, many notable archival documents
  • link here for the HGARC site including its holdings search and access details

Geddes Language Center at CAS, 685 Comm. Ave.

  • modern foreign language-learning, support includes on-site lab, small viewing rooms, studio, classroom
  • chiefly (though not exclusively) supports CAS
  • online Geddes catalog search is available, inquiries welcome (617) 353-2640

Krasker Film/Video Services, 771 Comm. Ave.

  • located in upper basement of Mugar Memorial Libraryclass support: viewings, equipment, extensive guidance
  • search Krasker catalog of video/film, arrange viewings, inquiries welcome (617) 353-8112

Organ Library at 745 Comm. Ave.

  • *summer construction advisory* their site explains their Summer 2018 services and how to make contact
  • managed by Boston Chapter, American Guild of Organists; located in Room 2B (basement level)
  • always contact in advance of visit, open to researchers regardless affiliation