1) We have a sheet music collection that mostly consists of individual popular songs. It is located in the small seminar room and can be searched online.
2) Our namesake, Mildred P. Allen, was the Secretary of State of Connecticut from 1955 to 1959. Her picture is in the large seminar room, behind the projection screen.
3) Our current periodicals are out in the open and can be browsed. While you can’t take them out of the library, I encourage you to read them here in the library. We have something for everybody!
4) It can be hard to find certain types of items in our catalog, so if you are having trouble, you should ask for help.
5) We have several one-octave midi keyboards that you can check out for in-library use.
6) One of the services we offer is providing you with subject guides. These guides will provide you with call numbers, useful books, subject headings for the catalog, and more in the areas of music, dance, and theatre.
7) We aren’t just a music library, we are a music and dance library. Our dance materials are in the GV section outside of the seminar rooms.
8) We really like pistachios.
9) You can access your course reserve lists online.
10) You can renew materials (once) online through the My Account feature in the catalog.
11) We use the Library of Congress Classification system for our call numbers. We even use this system for our CDs, which even the Library of Congress doesn’t do.
12) The monkey on Jenny’s computer is named Mojo and, despite what she insists, it is really an ape.
13) We have a large collection of orchestral parts on CD-ROM. Ask for them at the desk!
14) For music education students and faculty: The “Big Purple Book” is now the “Big Red Book.”
15) If you are using chamber music for a chamber class, you can take it out for the entire semester.