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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:

  1. 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.   Appointments should be confirmed several days before your visit, in order to allow for staff scheduling.

  2. Only a small number of people can be accomodated at one time in the NMM library.   Please do not bring unexpected guests.   Children are not allowed in the library.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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, ALEPH System. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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Most recent update:   April 11, 2015

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