Music Library

Music Library

Mission

The mission of the Saint 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.

Location

Located inside the Arts Annex (music and performing arts theme house), 21 Romoda Drive

Collection

The collection of the Music Library consists primarily of sound recordings, video recordings, scores for study and performance, and collected works of select major composers. Housed in the Music Library are approximately 3,000 sound recordings, 600 video recordings, 2,800 scores, and 150 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 housed in the Owen D. Young Library.


Circulation Policy

Sound recordings circulate to St. Lawrence University faculty and staff only. The dvd and video collections (with a few exceptions of some hard to replace items) circulate for three days to students and seven days to faculty and staff.  ODY Library's video collection contains some music related films as well. The 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.

Computer and Audio/Video Facilities

The music library provides facilities for the playback of cds, lps, audio cassettes, videocassettes, and dvds. There are three Macintosh workstations and one PC workstation equipped with audio editing programs, as well as three individual listening stations available for general patron use.  The Music Library also houses an overhead data projector, one TV/VCR unit, a Midi keyboard, a digital piano, a scanner, and a printer.