Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

The Music Library will close at 5 p.m. today, and will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 7. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Reference Items

The Music Library recently received two new reference resources.

The first is a critical edition, including commentary, a transcription, and a facsimile of Beethoven's "Eroica" Sketchbook, in 2 volumes, and the second is a detailed, chronologically arranged and annotated discography entitled Black Recording Artists, 1877-1926.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Beethoven's "Eroica" Sketchbook: A Critical Edition. Transcribed, edited and with a commentary by Lewis Lockwood and Alan Gosman. 2 vol. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Call no. MUR ML96.4.B4 S9 2013.

Gibbs, Craig Martin, compiler. Black Recording Artists, 1877-1926: An Annotated Discography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. Call no. MUR ML156.4.B56 G53 2013.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Welcome to the Summer semester!

The Music Library is open during the Summer semester (June 16-August 10) on Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Congratulations, graduates!

The Music Library wishes all NIU graduates a happy Graduation Weekend! The Music Library will be open according to its interim schedule of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon and from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. starting on Monday, May 12. This will continue until the Summer Semester begins on June 16. The Music Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Edward Elgar Thematic Catalogue

The Music Library recently acquired Christopher Kent's thematic catalogue of Edward Elgar's works: Edward Elgar: A Thematic Catalogue and Research Guide, 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2013). In addition to the catalogue of Elgar's works, it also contains a bibliography without annotations, and an inventory of archival material on Elgar. This work is found in the Music Library Reference Collection at call no. MUR ML134.E613 K46 2013.
The reference desk at the Music Library will be open tonight from 7 to 9 for the last evening session this semester! If you have questions on your research that you need to finish before the end of the semester, tonight would be a great time to stop by the Music Library to ask for help! For more information on our reference service, see We hope to see you tonight!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Music Library to close early on April 20

The Music Library will be open from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.