Music Library

Music Library

The Music Library is located on the ground floor of McEwen Hall.

Music Library Resources

Music Research Guide
Find links to music databases, streaming audio collections, and more


Circulation Policies

The materials in the Music Library are available for request at the Music Library Circulation Desk. Scores may be checked out and taken out of the Music Library. Sound recordings, compact discs, and the LP collections are non-circulating; However, patrons may use the materials in the Music Library where listening and viewing stations are available. When taking the materials to the equipment, a Hamilton College ID must be left at the Circulation Desk until the item is returned. Non-Hamilton community members may leave a driver's license or other forms of identification.


Sound recordings, scores, and other materials may be placed on reserve for any Hamilton course at the request of the faculty member. Music Library reserves are listed in the library catalog. For more information on submitting a reserve request or accessing reserves, please refer to the Course Reserves information.

Purchasing Materials for the Collection

Purchase requests should include composer/title or collection title/performer, the publisher and the music publisher number (complete with prefixes and suffixes). A copy of the source of the information should be provided whenever possible. Please send requests to Beth Brotherton, ebrother@hamilton.edu, 315-859-4349.

Equipment, Food and Drink Policy

Listening and viewing equipment are available in the library.

The library includes a small group study room.

There is one networked computer in the Music Library for patron use. The library catalog, databases and other resources may be accessed from it. Local black and white printing is available from the computer.

Dry, "non-messy" foods and covered drinks are allowed in the Music Library


Elizabeth Brotherton
Access Services Assistant

Beth Bohstedt
Director, Library Access Services and Collection Strategies


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Last updated: March 23, 2018

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