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Music Library

The Walter W. Gerboth Music Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The collection comprises printed music scores, collected works, and sound and video recordings dealing with both music and dance. (All music items have a call number that begins with the letter M.) Playback equipment for on-site listening is available. General and specialized books about music and dance as well as a fine selection of periodicals and yearbooks round out the collection. Subject strengths lie in books about American music and performing editions of musical compositions.

Locating Music Material

Use OneSearch or the catalog to identify and locate books, periodicals, scores, and recordings we own. (See the Research » Books page for help with searching the catalog.)

Visit the Music subject page for links to article databases and online sites of interest. (See the Research » Articles page for help with searching for articles.)

Circulation of Music Material

Music books can be checked out at the Music Library service desk on the 2nd floor or the Circulation desk on the 1st floor.  Books can be renewed online.  Music scores can be checked out only at the Music Library service desk, and must be renewed in person.  Scores must also be returned to the Music Library service desk.

Music "reference scores" may be borrowed by BC faculty only for one week (no renewals); overdue fines are $1.00 per late day.

Listening Rooms

The New Media Center (2nd floor) also has rooms that can be reserved for group viewing/listening. For more information, contact the New Media Center at (718) 951-5327 or NewMedia@brooklyn.cuny.edu.