||101 Ward Hall
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064
||Maurice Saylor, Music Librarian
|Internet Catalog Address:
|Hours of Service:
|During Fall and Spring Semesters:
||9:00 a.m.--9:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m.--6:00 p.m.
||11:00 a.m.--6:00 p.m.
||1:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m.
|During First Summer Session
(and between sessions):
||9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.
|During Second Summer Session:
|Monday, Tuesday, Friday
||9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.
||1:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m.
|Open to the public:
The public is welcome to use Music Library materials on site.
Photocopying machines require a copycard. There is a card vending
machine in the Music Library that takes bills. The Music Library
does not make change.
The Library closes for several national holidays, as well as some
church holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year. Patrons
are advised to telephone the Library to verify hours of service.
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- Reference Policy:
- The Music Library responds to reference questions received by
mail and telephone as time permits. Patrons whose questions require
consultation of other university libraries are referred to the
- Borrowing Privileges:
- Although most members of the general public cannot borrow materials,
patrons from Washington Research Library Consortium institutions
and the Washington Theological Consortium have borrowing privileges.
- Washington Theological Consortium, Washington Research Libraries
Consortium, and OCLC. Library holdings are listed on OCLC.
- Background Note:
- The Music Library was founded in 1952.
- Books and monographs:
- The Library has 213 titles from the 19th and 20th centuries
dealing with sacred music, with additional mention in general
works on music history and biographies of composers and performers.
The collection is particularly strong in materials about Gregorian
chant. Materials are listed in both a card and a computer catalog.
- Periodicals and newspapers:
- There are five current subscriptions and 16 periodical titles
from the 19th and 20th centuries, with emphases on Gregorian chant
and Roman Catholic church music.
Materials are listed in both a card and a computer catalog.
- The Dom Mocquereau Microfilm Collection of Liturgical Chant
Manuscripts is available in the Microform Reading Room in Mullen
Library. Intended for use by scholars and advanced graduate students,
this collection of medieval chant manuscripts was founded in 1974
with funding from the Dom Mocquereau Foundation. As of June 1994,
the collection consisted of approximately 470 microfilm reels,
with new materials added each year. The collection includes reproductions
of texts spanning the 9th through the 16th centuries from libraries
and archives in Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain, Hungary,
Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Croatia, and the
- Videos and Sound Recordings:
- There are approximately 5,500 sound disks containing some sacred
music, published in the 19th and 20th centuries and representing
the earliest recorded music to the present. These are listed in
the computer catalog and there is a printed database of long-playing
- Other holdings not listed above:
- There are approximately 4,000 volumes of scores containing
some sacred music, published in the 19th and 20th centuries and
representing the earliest recorded music to the present. These
are listed in the computer catalog.
Music Library [Online]. Available HTTP. URL http://libraries.cua.edu/music/index.cfm.
First accessed August 2000; updated August 2005.