Answered By: Music Library ULS
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015     Views: 27

The Oakland campus has a dedicated Music Library as well as the Stark Media Services audio collection. Most recordings available in these locations are in CD format.
The Theodore M. Finney Music Library is located at the corner of 5th and Bellefield (map) in the basement of the Music Building. In addition to audio recordings, the library has a large collection of books, scores, microforms, and periodicals, as well as video material. Audiovisual materials are generally non-circulating, but there are listening and viewing stations available in the library (headphones are also available). Pitt students and faculty may get permission on a case-by-case basis to check out sound and video- recordings for a specific academic purpose, such as a class presentation. More information about resources available at the Music Library can be found on the Music Information and Research @ Pitt LibGuide.
Stark Media Services is located on the ground floor of Hillman Library (adjacent to the Cup & Chaucer Cafe). It contains a substantial audio collection as well as a film and video collection. CDs may be checked out, or you may preview or listen through them using available listening equipment.

In addition to these collections, the ULS subscribes to databases that offer full-length streaming audio tracks. The Music Online database suite includes access to the American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound collections.   The Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) provides access to a diverse collection, focusing on contemporary music and historically important recordings.

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