New, Improved Access to EJournals and Databases

From this Summer, we changed the system behind the “FindIt” button , and have a new page to access our online databases and e-journals. Please see below for the summary:

Before Now
FindIt button
The page after clicking “FindIt” button    
Articles Databases and More
CU’s e-Journal

We also have a new ticket system set up for you to report the problems related to our online services. We are looking forward to bringing you a better service!

Dark side of Ward brightened…

Prepare yourself for a great joy! The Music Library and the School of Music now have a beautiful new north courtyard. Thanks to funds from the Music Library’s Rose Marie Grentzer endowment and the graduate students in music (GSA), we now have an outdoor study area with beautiful greenery, wireless internet, and places to sit.  See photo by clicking here!

The Full Story:

The idea for beautifying the north courtyard came about in early 2011. Thad Garrett, Assistant to the Music Librarian and then secretary of the Graduate Student Association, had begun discussing with music senators Brian Rice and Chloe Canton how to spend the rebate money that the graduate students in music would be receiving. They decided that they would like to pursue purchasing tables, chairs, and benches for the north courtyard to provide additional study and lounge space for students in Ward Hall.

Thad approached Dean Wagstaff’s office and was sent to Denise Puricelli, who is chair of the School of Music Beautification Committee. At this point Maurice Saylor, Music Librarian, was asked to help in the planning of this area. Maurice had always admired how Chris Vetick, Director of Grounds Maintenance, has transformed the look of the campus. Chris was brought into the discussion to design a functional and welcoming space.

At this point it was determined that funds beyond those coming from GSA would be needed. Maurice suggested using funds from the Music Library’s Rose Marie Grentzer Endowment since the space provides an outdoor reading area for the Music Library. The wireless signal was tested outside in all areas of the courtyard and was found to be strong enough to stream both audio and video. The idea was taken to Steve Connaghan, University Librarian, who approved the use of the Grentzer fund.

Denise organized meetings with the appropriate parties to discuss the plan. From there, Dominic Traino and Rick Ricker discussed what repairs were needed to the exterior of the building and to the existing drainage system in the space. Marc DeOcampo created plans which, after a few drafts, were approved by Dean Wagstaff. Cristina Verderese Canning, Assistant to Dean, helped organize the sources of funding, and the work began. Phase I of the project was completed on May 3, 2012, and included all-new landscaping: two benches along the walkway, five redbuds, three cypress trees, a large river birch, and many shrubs and ornamentals. Plants were chosen to help control the drainage issues.  A weeping blue atlas cedar was planted with periwinkle in the circular planter by the entrance to the Music Library.  Phase II is to include electrical outlets, tables, and additional seating, and is dependent upon funding from the School of Music.

Read our article on historic CUA Music!

Maurice Saylor, music librarian, and Rachel Barham, music library technician, have published an article in the latest CUA Magazine about our research into the historic music of CUA.

Read the article:

Visit our Historic Music of CUA website, where you can hear songs and see scores:

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 3:00p.m., for a musical-theatrical revue called Songs of Old CUA, featuring CUA’s historic music performed by students from the School of Music!

Online Music Subject Guides

Our research guides are designed to help you find useful resources in your subject area. We have online guides for Composition/Theory, Conducting, Instrumental Performance, Keyboard Performance & Pedagogy, Latin American Studies, Music (General), Music Education, Music Research, Music Theatre, Sacred/Choral Music, and Vocal Performance.

Click here to explore!

The link can is always on our website under Subject Guides in Music.

Extended hours for end of semester

Mullen Library is open until 2:00am during the final week of classes, and open for 24 hours during exams. Please check the schedule below for details. Campus libraries will be open regular hours.

Monday 4/25 11:00am – 2:00 am
Tue – Thur 4/25-28 8:00am – 2:00am
Friday 4/29 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sat – Sun 4/30-5/1 9:00am – 2:00am
Monday 5/2 opens at 8:00am
Tue – Thu 5/3-5 open 24 hours
Friday 5/6 closes at 12:00am
Saturday 5/7 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 5/8 Closed

Spring Library Newsletter

The Spring 2011 issue of CUA Libraries Online is now available! Read it to learn the latest news and get familiar with library services and resources.

Opera in Video

The Music Library now subscribes to Opera in Video. Stream video from your computer or mobile device.

The resource, at 174 videos and growing, includes works important to the operatic canon.

To access, go to the Music Library homepage and click on the Video link under Online Resources.

Get E-mail Notifications When New Issues are Available of Your Favorite Journals

Did you know that you can set up e-mail notifications that let you know when new issues of your favorite journals are avaialable?  It’s easy to do!  Just follow these instructions:

  1. Go to ProQuest Advanced Search.
  2. Search for the title of the journal and select “Publication title” from the drop down menu.
  3. On the results page, click “Set Up Alert” and complete and submit the form.

Now, whenever that search generates new results, ProQuest will send you an e-mail to let you know.

Naxos Music Library Android App Now Available!

Great News Android Users: you can now access the Naxos Music Library with a convenient app!  Set up is easy and takes only a few moments to complete.  Just follow the instructions below:

1. From any computer, visit  If you are off campus, this will require a log in using your student ID and last name.

2. Navigate to the Playlists tab and sign up for a Student/Member Playlist Account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you used to sign up. Click the link in the e-mail to confirm your account.

3. Download and login to the Naxos Music Library app for Android.  The login you created for your Student/Member Playlist Account will be your login for the app as well.

4. Any playlist in your personal folder or your institution’s folder will be available, in addition to all of our Naxos-created playlists. You can also browse and stream the full NML–from New Releases and Recent Additions to any recording from any label–anytime, anywhere.

5. Don’t forget to LOG OUT when you are finished so other CUA users may access Naxos.