Access to NMM Library
The National Music Museum allows access to its collections, staff
expertise, and resources by visiting scholars, qualified students, and
musician. In order to make
this service available, the following guidelines have been established:
Persons wishing to utilize the NMM library must make appointments
in advance. Please state your credentials and
purpose and await confirmation before coming to the NMM.
should be confirmed several days before your visit, in order to allow for
Only a small number of people can be accomodated at one time in the
NMM library. Please do not bring unexpected guests.
allowed in the library.
Graduate students who need to utilize the NMM library for
substantial research projects must register for an appropriate number of
hours (a minimum of two semester hours) or MUS 795, Project Seminar
(independent studies) during the semester (or one summer session) in which
they plan to use the library, even though they may be on campus for only a
portion of that semester.
Scholars who need to utilize the NMM library for substantial
research projects supported by a grant, whether those funds are provided
by their own institution, a private foundation, a government source such
as the National Endowment for the Arts, or whatever, must make provision
in the proposal for reimbursing the NMM for its contribution of staff
time, work space, equipment, and so on.
The NMM's library holdings are cataloged through
the University Library. Although the NMM library's holdings are
not available for circulation or Interlibrary Loan, they can be
examined on-site and accessed through the University's online catalog,
Short excerpts (up to 50 pages) from library materials will be photocopied,
at the rates cited on the NMM's fee
schedule, if a specific title, volume, year, and page reference
is provided. The NMM reserves the right to restrict or deny the
photocopying of rare and fragile materials.
Utilization of the library for educational purposes is strongly
encouraged, but utilization of the library for commercial purposes and/or
for personal gain, without specific written permission of the Director of
the NMM, is forbidden.
- Researchers should acquaint themselves with the following document prior to their visit: Guidelines for Patrons Using the Library and/or the Sally Fantle Archival Research Center at the NMM.
These regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the
Director of the NMM.
National Music Museum
The University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069