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last updated: 8/9/2013

Materials - Performance Tapes (Music Library)

Indiana University Performances:
(Audio and Video)

IUCAT Displays:

Cook Music Library - IU Performances
Cook Music Library - IU Videotapes
  • Type of material: Reel-to-reel, DAT and VHS tapes as well as CDs and DVDs of Indiana University School of Music Performances. In many cases, these are unique copies of the performances. In order to preserve them, they may not be taken out of the library by any category of user.

  • Where found: These items are stored in closed stack areas and must be retrieved by library staff for your use. ***Please note: reel-to-reel and DAT tapes do NOT circulate. If you need these items, you may request that they be digitized and put on Variations by sending an email to digitize [at]***

  • How to access:
    1. Use IUCAT to find the call number of the item you wish to use.
    2. Request retrieval of the item in one of three ways:
      • Fill out a yellow retrieval request slip at the circulation desk and give it to the desk attendant.  Be sure to include your name, the IUCAT location, and the call number.  The item will be retrieved within 15 minutes and held for you until the end of the day.
      • Print a copy of the IUCAT record that contains the composer, title, IUCAT location, and call number. Write your name clearly on the printout and turn it in at the circulation desk. The item will be retrieved within 15 minutes and held for you until the end of the day.

      • Send an email message to libmus [at] requesting that an item or item(s) be retrieved and held for you that day.  You should receive a response within 30 minutes indicating the status of your request.
    3. Once your recordings have been retrieved, you may pick them up at the circulation desk.
    4. Go to one of the appropriate playback machines to listen to your recordings. (There are DVD and VHS tape players in the southwest corner of the first floor of the Music Library.)

  • Loan periods:
    • Indiana University School of Music Faculty: 6 hours within the library.
    • Indiana University students, staff, and faculty outside the School of Music: 6 hours within the library
    • Indiana residents: 6 hours within the library

  • Overdue fines:
    • Students, staff and Indiana residents:
      • $1.20 per hour
        • $25.00-- Maximum overdue fine (non-refundable)
        • $100.00 -- Minimum standard fee for replacement of the item
        • $20.00 -- Database adjustment fee
        • $ 5.00 -- Billing fee
        Credit will be issued for everything but the $25.00 overdue fine if the material is returned.

        There is also a non-refundable $25.00 fine for any audio or video item removed from the Music Library without prior authorization.

    • Indiana University faculty: No overdue fines unless item has been recalled.

  • Renewals:
    Items may be renewed if needed longer than the initial 6-hour loan period.

last updated: 8/9/2013