Performing Arts Collection

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Laura Daniels
Performing Arts Collection Coordinator 

Marjorie Morris
Performing Arts Librarian, Research & Instructional Services
856-256-4500 x3542

Music collections that were formerly located in the Wilson Music Library—scores, reference materials, and recordings - were relocated to the Performing Arts Collection in Campbell Library (room 245) in 2015. Music materials were merged into an expanded collection of resources related to all of the performing arts including the study of theater and dance. 

The Performing Arts Collection (PAC) is equipped with its own service point where students, staff and faculty can find and check out materials. Specialized reference assistance is available onsite during the scheduled work hours of the music librarian or the trained assistant. A general reference librarian and staff at the main service desk on the first floor are also available for help. Most materials in the PAC can be charged out at the library’s main service desk as well as at the PAC’s desk.

Campbell Library’s PAC is still relatively new. We are working to develop other unique benefits in addition to the following current ones: 

  • The Performing Arts Collection is open when Campbell Library is open, allowing late-night and weekend access to materials and spaces. 
  • Access to the Digital Scholarship Center (third floor room 343, X3632) may be useful to the performing arts. Students and faculty may use A/V software and equipment there for editing sound tracks or videos, etc. 
  • Space is now available for workshops and special events! With the PAC’s increased square footage, its tuned grand piano, and more flexible hours, collaborative programming of live performances is now possible within this evolving space. Procedures and regulations will soon be available to bring approved music and drama into the PAC! A special online request form will soon be made available here.

Circulation Policies

Loan periods for materials in the PAC are similar to those for other library materials as posted on the library’s website: Circulation Policy

  • Students may borrow scores for up to 30 days with 2 renewals; students may borrow books for 100 days with 1 renewal.
  • Faculty may borrow scores for up to 100 days with 2 renewals; Faculty may borrow books for 365 days with 1 renewal.
  • Faculty may take advantage of the library’s “Proxy Borrowing” procedure: faculty should complete the request form and bring it to the main service desk in Campbell Library. The proxy designation is active for one year and may be renewed.
  • CD recordings can be circulated to students for shorter, varying periods; borrowed CD’s may be listened to inside the library on computers in the adjacent reference room. Headphones are available for such onsite listening. 

Course Reserves

Course Reserve services are provided for all areas of study by the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Campbell Library. Reserve materials are in print and electronic format. To obtain print materials placed on reserve by faculty, ask staff members at the Circulation Desk. Items are obtained by presenting a valid Rowan ID. Reserve materials (unless overnight reserve) do not leave the library. 

Reserves in electronic format are placed online by faculty. To make requesting reserved materials easier for students and filling requests a more manageable process for our Circulation staff, request forms are now online. Access the forms here.

New resources are now available!

Some recent acquisitions include:

The Music Industry Database, which covers all genres of music and has interdisciplinary appeal for the College of Performing Arts as well as the College of Business; Medici.TV, which offers 1500 music videos including ballets, operas, and educational programs; and ArtStor, which includes images of paintings and other artworks, but also provides images of stage design, performance art, and choreography.