In order to preserve the health and safety of our community, the PEA Music Library will remain closed to visitors until the end of the Winter 2021 term. However, beginning on February 15, 2021, faculty, students, and staff may request materials for purchase and/or pickup outside the Music Library (Room 109 on the first floor of the Forrestal-Bowld Music Building), and digital scans of public-domain sheet music will be available on an as-needed basis.
Click on the purple “Hold for Pickup” button in the Library’s catalog record for a score to place your request for that score (see image below). The link will be present only for collection materials that can be checked out at this time.
Once your request is received, the item(s) will be pulled from the Music Library stacks and placed on a cart, where they will remain for a mandatory 3-day quarantine. At the end of day 3, the item(s) will be placed into a paper bag with your name on it and then placed in alphabetical order (last name first) on a cart marked “pick-up” right outside the doors to the main room of the Music Library (Room 109). The requested materials will be checked-out to you and you will be notified by email when your materials are ready to pick up.
Please do not remain in the vicinity of the Music Library to open your bag or check its contents. Unneeded materials may be placed in one of the black hanging file containers marked “Returns” to the right of the entrance to the Music Library or placed in the book drop at the Academy Library.
You may request up to 5 items a day for pickup. There is no limit on the number of scan requests you can submit.
Due to operational restrictions in place at music libraries throughout the United States, the Music Library is unable to offer inter-library loan (ILL) services during the fall 2020 term. However, PEA students, faculty and staff may request sheet music items for purchase; once cataloged, these items will be available for curbside pickup following the procedures outlined above.
Users may print, scan and/or copy music using the MFP (multi-function printer) that has been moved out of the Music Library and placed in the rear atrium of the Music Building, directly outside Room 109. When using the MFP, please disinfect all touched surfaces after you are finished and practice social distancing while others are present.
All items returned by users to the Music Library will be quarantined for 72 hours (3 days) before being discharged and re-shelved. You may check an item out any time after the mandatory 72-hour quarantine period has elapsed.
No. Please don’t clean or disinfect Music Library materials; doing so may damage the materials, and it’s not necessary given the mandatory pre-pickup / post-drop-off quarantine period for library items, along with other precautions the Music Librarian will be taking.
The Music Library requests that all those who currently have items borrowed from the collection hold onto those materials until further notice. All due dates have been extended and all fines and late fees generated during the COVID-19 period are being waived.
Scan + Email requests will be filled within one or two business days. Please note that the Scan + Email option will be available only for public-domain scores and sheet music; items under copyright protection will need to be checked out and obtained via curbside pickup. To avoid delays, please request materials for fall semester teaching and research as soon as possible.
At this time, the Music Library cannot recall books because so many library users are away from campus and unable to return items to campus. If you need a score or sheet music that is currently checked out, please submit a purchase request, and the Music Librarian will try to obtain a new copy for you.