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

All music collections that were formerly located in the Wilson Music Library—scores, reference materials, and recordings—have been relocated to the reimagined Performing Arts Collection at Campbell Library. Music materials have joined an expanded collection of specialized resources in the subjects of theater and dance on the second floor of Campbell Library, rm 245. 

The Performing Arts Collection is now open for service, and ready to advise students and faculty in the areas of music, theater and dance. Equipped with its own service point, staff are ready to help users check out materials and provide specialized reference assistance. 

With the new Performing Arts Collection now available, our Music, Theater and Dance communities can look forward to: 

• Extended hours of operation! 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! Students and faculty may use A/V software and equipment for editing sound tracks or videos of choreography. 
• Specialized Circulation and Reference Services, provided by the same Music Library staff, plus many more friendly faces! 
• Workshop and special event space! With more square footage and more flexible hours, collaborative programming is now possible within this space. 

Circulation Policies

Loan periods for musical scores and books held by the Performing Arts Collection are:

  • 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.

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.