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The newly created Music and Performing Arts area located in the Center section of the library Floor 3 supports CSU faculty, students and staff in their pursuit of information and resources to enhance their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Music, Theater and Dance. While the primary clientele for the Music and Performing Arts area include the separate Music, Theater, and Dance departments, the entire University community is served by the collection of books, videos, compact discs and music scores.

The general call number area for music materials is M—ML and MT, and the Music/Performing Arts area houses all music print resources irregardless of their date of publication. (None are located in ROVER). The Music Reference collection is also housed here (Ref ML or MT). Electronic journal/article database resources include two music databases: Grove Music Online and International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) .

The library also subscribes to three separate streaming database listening service, Naxos Music Library which provides audio streaming (no downloading is possible) to over 6000 classical recordings. offers 1,900 jazz CD’s via audio streaming, and the African-American Song database contains over 16,000 individual song tracks via audio streaming. All databases are available 24/7 on campus or off through sign-in with your University email address and password.

The Theater and Dance collections are housed in their respective call number areas in the general circulating collections on Floors 4 (LC A-K) and 3 (LC N-Z). Dance is generally located in LC class GV 1590+ and theater resources are found in PN—PZ. Theater resources include plays, books on drama and theatrical productions, and practical guides to acting and technical aspects of theater as well as directing and producing. The dance collection consists of books on dancing and dancers in various genres, and a select group of videotapes on dance, which are located in ROVER, and can be requested at the Circulation Desk (Floor 1). All items are listed in I-Share, CSU’s catalog.

The Music and Performing Arts Librarian is available for assistance and consultation, and can be reached at telephone 773-995-2277. Her office is located in Library room 316.

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    Music and performance arts
    • Prof. Kathleen Haefliger, Head. 773-995-2277. LIB 428
    • 9501 South Martin Luther King Drive
      Chicago, IL 60628-1598
    • Telephone: 773-995-2277
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