Tuesday, December 8, 2009

End of Year Hours

Finals Week – December 13 - 19
Sunday, December 13: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Monday, December 14: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday, December 15: 8:00 AM – midnight
Wednesday, December 16: 8:00 AM - midnight
Thursday, December 17: 8:00 AM – midnight
Friday, December 18: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 19: closed

Week of December 20 – 26

Sunday, December 20: closed
Monday, December 21: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 22: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, December 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday December 24 – 27: closed

Week of December 27 – January 2: Closed

Week of January 3 – 12

Sunday, January 3: closed
Monday – Friday, January 4 – 8: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, January 9 – 10: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Library resumes regular hours on Monday, January 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

End of Year Hours

Thanksgiving week (11/23-29

Monday (11/23) 8:00 – 11:00
Tuesday (11/24) 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday (11/25) - Saturday (11/28) closed
Sunday (11/29) 1:00 – 11:00

December & New Year Break: (12/13/09 – 1/11/10)

Finals week (12/13 – 12/19)

Sunday (12/13) 1:00 – 11:00
Monday (12/14) 8:00 – 11:00
Tuesday (12/15) 8:00 – midnight
Wednesday (12/16) 8:00 – midnight
Thursday (12/17) 8:00 – midnight
Friday (12/18) 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday – closed

Christmas Week (12/20 – 26)

Sunday (12/20) closed
Monday (12/21) 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday (12/22) 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesday (12/23) 9:00 – noon

The library is closed from Thursday (12/24) until Monday (1/4)

First week of the New Year (1/4-1/10)

Monday (1/4) Friday (1/8) – 9:00 – 5:00
Saturday (1/9) 1:00 – 5:00
Sunday (1/10) 1:00 – 5:00

Monday, 1/11/2010 library resumed regular hours.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Haunted Conservation Lab!

Ever wonder what goes on in the bowels of Sibley Music Library’s Conservation Department?

This Thursday afternoon, October 29th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Sibley Conservation Department staff will hold an open house exposing the unspeakable horrors to which the library’s innocent scores and books are subjected in the name of Conservation.

Come to Room 305 in the Sibley Music Library. You will never look at a preservation photocopy the same way again.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Sibley digital score blog

We’re pleased to announce a new, public web site covering the digitization project at Sibley under the NEH grant:


Sibley Digital Scores covers the details of digitization at Sibley, and provides an overview of the actual digitization process used. Utilizing a blog format, the site will also allow us to share updates and announcements about the project with the public, as well as interesting information about composers and their works in our digital collection. Visitors to the site can comment on and discuss posts, and subscribe to site updates via RSS.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Labor Day Hours

Please note that we will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th. We will have regular weekend hours on the 5th and 6th, and resume regular hours Tuesday, September 8th.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August Hours

August 3-8
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

August 9-28
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Saturday, August 29: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Resume regular hours Monday, August 31

Monday, May 4, 2009

Finals and Graduation Week Hours

Monday, May 4 8:00am – 11:00pm
Tuesday, May 5 8:00am – midnight
Wednesday, May 6 8:00am – midnight
Thursday, May 7 8:00am – midnight
Friday, May 8 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, May 9 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, May 10 Closed
Monday – Friday May, 11-15 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, May 16-17 Closed

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sibley Awarded NEH grant

Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Award of $273,820 in support of the Library's efforts to digitize music scores in the public domain (i.e., no longer protected by copyright). The principal goal of the project is to provide free online access to approximately 10,000-12,000 public domain scores, from the Library's general collections, held by not more than two other libraries in the world. Over the course of the two-year project (2009-2011), Sibley Music Library will digitize these materials and make them freely available from the University of Rochester's Digital Repository "UR Research"
(http://urresearch.rochester.edu). The Library has been engaged in digitizing public domain scores for the past four years-on a demand basis by Eastman School of Music faculty and students, as well as professional and amateur musicians around the world. To date, Sibley Music Library has digitized over 4,000 items, which have accounted for more than two million downloads from UR Research. The NEH award supports the hiring of two additional staff members, thus permitting the Library to accelerate the pace of its digitization program and thereby provide access to a significant portion of its pre-1923 scores holdings.

Co-administrators of the project are Sibley Music Library staff members Alice Carli, Conservator, and Jim Farrington, Head of Public Services.

Sibley Music Library is the largest academic music library in North America, with total holdings of some 750,000 items. Founded in 1904 by Hiram Watson Sibley (1845-1932) as a public music library for the Rochester, NY community, the library became part of the Eastman School of Music at the School's founding in 1921 as a constituent part of the University of Rochester. During the course of its first century the Library amassed large and noteworthy holdings of rare books as well as strong collections of circulating music scores, recordings, books, and journals. Sibley Music Library's public domain scores digitization program focuses on items drawn from its circulating collection of scores. Given the date of the Library's founding, Sibley is particularly rich in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century (i.e., public domain) scores, including solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal, and operatic music.

SML Now on Facebook

For those of you who are also on Facebook, Sibley now has a Facebook page. You can become a fan, get various kinds of updates (including new reference books), check out some pictures, and/or launch discussions.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New way to connect to online resources

University of Rochester users of Sibley's website will now be able to connect to remote resources, such as Oxford Music Online (i.e. New Grove) or e-journals, from home without needing to log in to VPN. Thanks to help from the River Campus Libraries, anyone with a valid UR NetID will be able to access these electronic resources from anywhere just by clicking on the link. If you are trying to access a restricted-access resource from somewhere other than the UR network (that is, from on campus), you will be prompted for your NetID login.

If you need a reminder of your NetID username and password, just go to the NetID homepage. When off-campus, you must access the library resources from either Sibley's website or the River Campus Libraries website to be prompted to login--do not bookmark databases and e-journals directly.

You will still need VPN to access any audio/video streaming source, such as Naxos, DRAM, or course reserves.