Orendorff Music Library: A Best-Kept Secret

Posted on 11/2/20 5:30 PM

TheOrendorffMusic Libraryisone of the best-kept secret placesfor studentsto feelrightat home.

Before entering the library, there will be a mask check to be sure that all enteringare"masked up" during your stay.While itmaybe inCogswell Hall, just across the way from the CrimsonCaf, it is a great place to hang out with friends, study, andget asneak preview of the Marching Bandas theypractice.

The music library isthehomeof CarlRahkonen (Rahkonen@iup.edu)themusic librarian, along withLauraKrulikowski (laurak@iup.edu),thelibrary technician.

Onemight think thatyouhavetobe a music major to visit and borrowhere, but that could not be further from the truth. The Music Library isopen toall students, employees, alumni, and ourlocalcommunity members.

Themusiclibrary features a large commons area for private and group study, while providingcampus Wi-Fifor your everydayand classroom needs. Multimedia pods feature computers with Finale (music editing) software,CDand cassetteplayers and recorders, and turntables to listen to and dubyourvinyl recordingsor cassettesto CD.There you willalsofind apublic copier,printer, anda seminar room forsmall group work,whenneeded.

The Music Library has an extensivecollection containinga broad variety of music materials, with strong holdings in music monuments, collected editions,reference materials, andan outstanding collection ofopera and musical theaterscoresavailable for use.

Best of all, there areapproximately10,000 referencevolumes,12,000 circulating books,30,000 scores(printed music),10,000 LP sound recordings, and5,000 compact discs.

There is a Charles Davis Collection of Jazz and MusicalTheatre along withthe Edward R. Sims Collection of Ethnic Musical Instruments, with instruments representing everycontinent.

A specializedcollectionincludesthe Jim Self collection of brass ensemble music andthe Albert R. Casavant Research Collection of marching band and drill team materials.

Who can utilize these services? Anyone with a validI-Card or community library card.

The Music Library is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Remember,masks are required to enterall buildings on the university campus, and the libraries are no different. Occupancy is limited to 29 persons atatime.

Important to note:The stacks are currently closed to browsing, butyourrequests for items can be made at theCirculationDesk.

Did you know? The music librarywasnamed in honor of Harold S.Orendorff,aformerchairperson of the Music Department andthefirst dean of the College of Fine Arts at IUP?