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Musicians Insitute Library

About the Library

Reserve a Practice Room

7:00PM – 7:00AM Monday through Friday counseling labs are available for practice and rehearsals. Exact equipment varies from room to room but is limited to guitar and bass amps. To request equipment to be used overnight, please fill out this form. Counseling labs may be reserved online twenty‐four hours in advance of the time slot you wish to reserve, however, at fifteen minutes past the reserved time slot the labs then become available on a first‐come, first‐serve basis. If you are more than fifteen minutes late for your reservation, you may lose your reserved time slot.

Please Note: Vocal Program or Drum Program assigned practice labs may only be utilized by students enrolled in Drum and Vocals Programs.

Inter-Library Loan

What is Inter-Library Loan (ILL)?

Inter-Library Loan is a service where students or faculty can request to check-out items from other libraries that take part in this program. They can come from a variety of places. Articles can be ordered worldwide, but books will be borrowed only from libraries in the US and Canada.

There is no limit to the number of requests a person can make within reason.

Items which may be requested:

  • Books and journal articles not owned by the library in either print or electronic format 
  • Media and theses according to the policy of the library which owns them.

Items which may not be borrowed:

  • Complete issues of periodicals 
  • Textbooks used in classes 
  • Test manuals 
  • Items owned by the library but currently check out 
  • Items previously obtained for the requestor.    

How Do I Make A Request?

Requests are made through the Library Services tab on the Library homepage.

What Does It Cost?

The requestor will be notified of any cost associated with the request and will agree to pay before the requested is formalized and the item is shipped.

Overdue fines are $1.00 per day per item with no limit; borrowers are responsible for replacement costs for any borrowed item.   

Who Can Use ILL?

Any current student, faculty, or staff of the Musicians Institute may use this service. [Please note students not currently taking classes, faculty not currently teaching classes, and alumni are excluded from this service.]

Delivery

  • Articles will be delivered electronically
  • Books and media must be picked up at the circulation desk. 

Reference

Reference Services are provided to students and staff via email, phone, and in person. Some possible inquiries may includes questions about:

  • Our equipment or collections
  • Our policies 
  • Using the databases
  • Finding materials on a certain subject
  • Any kind of research 

The library only provides sources of data relevant to the research query; we do not provide personal expertise or advise as for instance in lieu of a copyright attorney, or expert in a field etc.  

You can email us at library@mi.edu, call us at (323) 860-1159 or chat with us on our homepage.

Instruction

Should faculty wish assistance from the librarian in their classrooms, our Director will be happy to work with faculty members to create a lesson plan teaching any of the following:

  • How to search databases to find good sources
  • How to determine trustworthy sources
  • Finding legal copies of sheet music, recordings, etc
  • Basics of copyright, licensing, and fair use
  • How to cite sources
  • Using databases and other library resources
  • Any other ideas

Please contact our library director at burgessc@mi.edu