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Music Library 101: Music Library Information & Policies

Music Library Introduction

Need to print, copy, check email, borrow a recording device.... we have it here!

Scholar Stations: There are 4 library scholar station computers available for your use.  Two are located on the upper level in the Reference area and two are located on the lower level near the classrooms.  You will need to login to these computers using your username and password. 

Computer related questions? Contact the DePauw University Help Desk.

Printers and Photocopiers: There are 2 printers/photocopiers located in the Music Library, one near the service desk, and one on the lower level. You can use your DePauw ID card in order to make copies. Please click here to view instructions.

Loan periods for Music Library items

How long may I keep it?: The Music Library has many different resources: Books, scores, CDs, DVDs, and more.  These items have different loan periods. Items borrowed from any DePauw Library, as well as Interlibrary Loan items, may be returned at any library on campus.

It's due now, but I still need it!: If you need an item for a longer period of time than the usual loan, you are welcome to renew it.  Stop by the Music Library Service Desk, send an email to Lynn Hohenstein, the Music Library Manager, or renew online.

Due Dates and Renewals

What do I have checked out and when are the items due?:

Check online by logging into your library account or stop by the Music Library Service Desk and ask one of our staff members to check your account.

How do I renew items?

  • Renew online by logging into your your library account,
  • Stop by the Music Library Service Desk and ask one of our staff members to renew your items.
  • Email - Send a "Reply" to the library reminder message telling you that an item(s) is will be due soon or is over due and request a renewal.
  • Call the Music Library Service Desk at 765-658-4443

Music Library Hours

The Music Library is open during the following hours:
Monday - Thursdays: 7:30AM-10PM
Friday: 7:30AM-5PM
Saturday: 1PM-4PM
Sunday: 1PM-10PM

Click here to check hours for the other campus libraries, as well as special hours during Breaks and Winter Term.

Recalls and Holds

What do I do if an item I need is currently listed as "Unavailable" (probably checked out to someone else) in the catalog?

Check for second copies - The library often owns more than one copy of an item, particularly if it is a score or sound recording.  You may be able to find an alternate item, or ask one of the staff to help you.

Holds - If you would like to have an item which is currently checked out held for you when it is returned, click on the "Unavailable" link and it will take you to a page that shows the item information.  Click on the "Request" link.  This will take you to library account login page.  You must place this request from your own account.  Ask one of our staff if you need assistance.

Recalls - If an item is needed quickly you may request a recall.  This needs to be done by one of the library supervisors.  Once a recall is placed, the person who has the item will receive a message asking them to bring it back within 5 days.

Interlibrary Loan - Items can be borrowed from other libraries.  This is EASY.  You do not need to tell us where the item is located, our Interlibrary Loan staff will do that, just provide some basic information (title, author/composer).  There is a place for "Notes" on the online form, use that to indicate which edition/voice part/arrangement, etc. you need.  Click here to access the Interlibrary Loan page.

Study Spaces

Study Spaces located on the Lower Level:

2 small rooms, one with a computer set up with the same software applications as the Music Instructional Technology Center (MITC) set up with a DVD, CD, VHS, turntable for LPs and television.

2 classrooms, one with a desktop computer, projector, and DVD, CD, VHS players, with an attachment for laptops, and a smaller seminar room with all of the above, except a desktop computer.  Students are welcome to use these spaces whenever classes are not meeting in the rooms.


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Equipment in the Music Library

The following items are available for check out at the Music Library Service Desk:

Apple 85W Magsafe Portable Power Adapter (MacBook Charger)
Apple 30-pin to USB Cable (iPod Charger)

Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

K240 Professional Studio Headphones

Ultra-Thin Portable DVD Writers

Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

Equipment in the Music Library

Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Apple 85W Magsafe Portable Power Adapter (MacBook Charger)

K240 Professional Studio Headphones

Ultra-Thin Portable DVD Writers

Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder