Hours (Vary over the summer and holidays )
- Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 am
- Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
- Saturday: 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
- Sunday: 1:30 pm-12:00 am
The music library is located Sloan Music Center, adjacent to the Baker-Watt Science Complex and Chambers Building (the main academic building on campus). Occupying 1900 sq. feet of Sloan’s north wing, the music library is designed for maximum flexibility, serving primarily a reference collection, with items circulating only to faculty and to students making class presentations.
With more than 25% of the Davidson student body involved with music classes or ensembles, the library is a well-utilized campus resource.
- 6 computers are available to the public, allowing users to listen to CDs, watch a DVD, do research on the web, or listen to streaming audio reserves—all from the same workstation.
- 3 study tables are wired with network connections, allowing up to 12 users with laptops to work simultaneously.
- Wireless network.
- CD players, DVD players, VCRs, a turntable, and a tape player are also available.
- A group listening/viewing room is located at the back of the library, where students may gather to listen to recordings or view videos.
Media stations and group listening room
The music library currently houses approximately 17,000 scores, recordings and reference books.
- Most of the books and periodicals on music are housed in the nearby E. H. Little Library.
- More than 600 items are on course reserve each term.
- More than 500 sound files on electronic reserve.
- Electronic reserves allow students to do listening for courses almost anywhere there is a computer.
A part-time professional music librarian oversees the music library, and is available to answer reference questions. A staff of 12 students and a full-time staff member work to keep the library open 87 hours a week.