Music Library Policies
This document describes the policies that apply to the Music Library, located in the McEwen Building.
This document applies to all users of the Music Library.
Policy Revision History
Last revised, December 2014.
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Sound recordings, compact discs, and the archival LP collections are non-circulating collections. Any member of the Hamilton Community and outside borrowers may use the materials in the Music Library. Listening facilities are available. When taking the materials to the listening equipment, a Hamilton College ID must be left at the Circulation Desk until the item is returned. Non-Hamilton community people may leave driver's licenses or other forms of identification. Scores, which were moved to Music Library in 2001, do circulate.
Sound recordings, scores, and other materials may be placed on reserve for any Hamilton course at the request of the faculty member. Music Library reserves are listed in ALEX. In some cases, a reserve file is maintained at the Circulation Desk. For more information concerning the Music Library, contact Beth Brotherton at 859-4349.
Purchasing Materials for the Collection
Purchase requests should include composer/title or collection title/performer, the publisher and the music publisher number (complete with prefixes and suffixes). A copy of the source of the information should be provided whenever possible. Requests for music recordings, regardless of format, should be sent to Beth Brotherton, 859-4349.
A variety of equipment is available on which patrons may listen to recordings within the library.
There is one networked computer in the Music Library for patron use. ALEX, databases and other resources may be accessed from it. Local black and white printing is available from the computer.
Food and Drink
Food and drinks are not allowed in the Music Library.