Music Library Facilities Statistics:

  • 3,740 gross square feet
  • Seating capacity of 50
  • c. 47,000 vols
  • 5 study tables
  • 12 carrels
  • white boards
  • 2 PC tables & 1 long PC counter
  • Bench, 4 upholstered chairs, and 3 occasional tables

Public Equipment/Software:

Fifteen public workstations provide access to GIL, GALILEO, the Internet, Microsoft Office, CougarNet, CD/DVD playback/burning, and Sibelius. PCs are networked to a *b&w printer. Four workstations are connected to flatbed scanners and one walk-up Scannx station is connected to a large flatbed scanner and a document feeder scanner. Two VHS players, three LP players, two audiocassette players and WiFi are available in the Music Library. Three laptops may be checked out for a two-hour loan period; 23 laptops with power cords and bags may be checked out for a 24 hour loan period (Sibelius software on the laptops can only be accessed in academic buildings).

* Print jobs go to the print release station located in room 1705.


Visitors should sign in at the Service Desk. As a special collection, it is expected that non-CSU patrons are engaged in music research and comply with the CSU Music Library (PDF) and Columbus State University computer use guidelines (PDF) . Visitors that would like to use media playback equipment or computers must present a current picture ID to staff at the desk. Staff must log visitors on to PCs. Print jobs are $.10 per page.

School of Music Keyboard Lab:

The Music Library provides public access to the School's Electronic Keyboard/PC/Mac Lab during the library's normal operating schedule. The Lab is used for class instruction and by CSU students for related projects. It is administered by the School of Music.

Instructional Technology Support Equipment:

The Music Library stores and circulates to faculty/staff a small collection of instructional support equipment: 6' portable screen; audiocassette player; boom box; portable digital video projector.

Faculty/staff must check out in person and return equipment during the normal music library operating schedule; reservations are highly recommended. Equipment use is limited to the RiverCenter or CSU downtown-area affiliated facilities.  Faculty/staff are expected to know how to operate equipment prior to checking it out.  Music Library staff do not deliver, pick up, or repair equipment. Repair requests are forwarded to UITS.