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Recommended library resources for studies in music.

Welcome to the Library Resource Page for Music

This guide is intended to help you locate information for your research and to complete your assignments.  If you need any further assistance, please contact your librarian, Rachel Crane by email at Rachel.Crane@wichita.edu or by phone at 316-978-5078.

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Music and Languages Innovation Center Hours

Fall 2019 (August 19-December13)

Monday - Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. * **
Wednesday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

* Closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day
**Fall Break, October 14th and 15th, only open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday: Open Wednesday, November 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed Friday, November 29th

The Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library

The Thurlow Lieurance Memorial Music Library is located in the Music and Languages Innovation Center (MALIC), in Jardine Hall, room 313, along with the Savaiano-Cress Language Lab.  Begun as a departmental collection, the holdings were incorporated in to the University Libraries system in 1981.  The library is named in honor of composer and former dean of the Wichita State University School of Music, Thurlow Lieurance.  The collection consists of scores, sound recordings (compact discs, phonograph records and audio cassettes), music videos, and basic music reference materials. The collection's primary purpose is to support the music curriculum, therefore the acquisition of new materials emphasizes the current areas of study and performance.

Services:

  • Audio and Video Stations: Audio/visual playback equipment for compact disc, LP, DVD, blu-ray, laser disc, and VHS formats. Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk. 
  • Computer, Printer, Copier:  Mac and Windows computers are available. Papercut account is used to pay for copy and print services.
  • Course Reserves: Course reserves materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Holds and Recalls: Holds and recalls can be placed on items that are currently checked out. For further details, inquire at the Circulation Desk.
  • Keyboard Studio:  88-key electronic keyboard with headphones, for playing through a music score in the collection or for creating and/or editing one's musical work.
  • Language Lab:  For classes upon reservation by MCLL instructors, individuals may utilize classroom stations upon request when not otherwise reserved.
  • Research Help: The Music/Fine Arts Librarian is available for research assistance or class library instruction by prior arrangement. Please phone (316-978-3029 or 316-978-5078) in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time. 
  • Search Assistance: May be requested when library items cannot be found. Inquiry at the Circulation Desk.
  • Study Areas: Open study areas for individual and group study.

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Library of Congress Classification Outline for Music

Subclass M   - Music

Subclass ML - Literature on Music

Sibclass MT - Instruction and Study

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