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Gustafson Fine Arts Center exterior
Hours of Operation       School Year   Summer*
Monday-Thursday 7:45 am-            
10:00 pm
 9:00 am-
12 noon
Friday

 

7:45 am-
8:00 pm

 

 9:00 am-
12 noon

Saturday

 

11:00 am-
 8:00 pm

   

Closed

Sunday

Closed                         

Closed during Chapel hour (11 - 11:40 am) during the school year.

Limited hours or closed evenings for special campus events. Visit BJU Calendar of Events.

The Music Library will close for Thanksgiving break at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.  Normal hours resume Tuesday November 27.                       

                                                                      

Contact the Music Library customer service desk at:

(864) 370-1800 x2704   (see box below for staff contact info)                                 

The Music Library branch of the Mack Library is located on the first floor of the speech wing of the Gustafson Fine Arts Center. This new location was incorporated into the renovation and construction of the Fine Arts Center in 1999 and increased the Music Library's space to over 3,500 square feet. The new library facilities incorporate modern technology and listening equipment.

The Music Library houses the bulk of the library's resources for music: books, scores, audio recordings, periodicals, and reference materials. Currently, the collection includes 7,304 volumes, 14,276 scores and sheet music, 5,918 CDs, 717 DVDs, 26 BluRays and 13 active print periodical subscriptions. In addition to 213 ebooks, the Music Library website offers students and faculty full text access to 204 music related periodicals (ejournals), 67 of which directly support the Fine Arts Music Department and are featured as a tab on the webpage. Students and faculty have online access to the Classical Listening Library (13,484,306 tracks) and the Classical Scores Library (52,608 scores / 1,210,017 printable pages), both databases from Alexander Street Press. Listening stations and computers accommodate patrons researching musical works.

 

Equipment

Equipment Use

There are no facilities in the Music Library for recording purposes. Stations are available to view DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS media as well as a dedicated CD player.

Computers are available for listening to the Classical Listening Library, checking e-mail, and browsing the internet.  Preference is given to university students.  Students/Faculty/Staff may print from Music Library computers as well as community customers who have a library card with an established PaperCut account.  Photocopy machine access is restricted to customers who have a PaperCut account. 

Four computer connected Yamaha Clavinova with headphones are available for composition students.  Piano pedagogy students as well as others may use these keyboards for a quick play-through or sampling of music.  Preference is given to university students.

There are charging stations at each of the study tables in the Music Library.

Circulation Policies

All customers must have either a BJU ID card or a Community borrowing card to borrow items from the Music Library.

The chart below lists Basic Loan Policies and Exceptions.

Loan Periods and Item Limits

Patron Type

Item Limit

Item Type

Fine Per Item

Loan Period

Replacement Fee

Community Patron

BJA HS

Alumni Association

 

12

Print Items

Audiovisual Items

 

$0.25 per day

$0.50 per day

28 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Undergraduate

Graduate Student

Graduate Assistant

18

Print Items

Audiovisual Items

$0.25 per day

$0.50 per day

 

28 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Dissertation Student

24

Print Items

Audiovisual Items

$0.25 per day

$0.50 per day

 

63 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Faculty

Staff

Departments

 

36

 

All Mack Library Items

 

No fines

 

63 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

 

EXCEPTIONS TO BASIC LOAN POLICIES

Item Type

Item Limit

Loan Period

Renewal

Fines

Replacement Fee

Educational Resources

(Textbook Section)

See Patron Type

7 days

7 days (once)

$0.75 per day

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Extension Resources

See Patron Type

14 days

14  days (twice)

$0.75 per day

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Reserves

2

  • 1 or 2 hours
  • Overnight within 30 minutes of  closing

None

$1.00 per hour

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

PASCAL

25

42 days

21 days (once)

$0.50 per day

$100

Inter-Library Loan

10

Varies

Varies

$0.50 per day

Varies

 

 

Community Borrowing Privileges

Community Borrowing Privileges

Community Customers from outside BJU are welcome to use the Library. Special permission or appointments are not necessary. Customers not affiliated with the University who desire to check out materials must have a Community Customer borrowing card. As a general rule, residents of the greater Greenville area (within 30 miles of BJU) may be issued a Community Customers borrowing card. Current members of the BJU Alumni Association may check out books while staying in the area. If you would like to be issued a Community Customer borrowing card, but you are not sure if you qualify, contact the Circulation Coordinator at the Mack Library.

Fines

Fines

All customers, except University faculty/staff, are fined $.25 per day for each overdue book or score. Fines on videos, CDs, and other special materials (e.g., textbooks) are $.50 -$0.75 per day. Reserve items can be checked out for a maximum of 2 hours and have a fine of $1.00 per hour. If you receive an overdue notice for a book, score, or recording you believe you returned, contact Tim Word Sr. (Music Library Supervisor): 864-242-5100 ext. 2706, tword@bju.edu, or the Circulation Coordinator at the Mack Library. If you receive a fine notice that you believe is in error, please complete a Fine Appeal form available at the Circulation desk.

Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Patrick Robbins (Interim Library Director): 864-242-5100 ext. 6010, probbins@bju.edu - Directs operations of BJU library system, plans future developments, represents Library in University administration, supervises collection development.

Timothy Word Sr. (Music Library Supervisor): 864-242-5100 ext. 2706, tword@bju.edu - Answers questions about Music Library holdings, orders materials, supervises student assistants.

Erin Hansen (Fine Arts Assistant - choral/orchestral music): ext. 2705, eehansen@bju.edu - Organizes, catalogs, and prepares choral music for faculty use and supervises Fine Arts hosts/hostesses.

Subject Guide

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Timothy Word
Contact:
Music Library BJU extension 2706

Mack Library BJU extension 6035