Renner Audio Resource Center

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • The Renner Audio Resource Center, located on the 2nd floor of Hesburgh Library, is the primary service point for music reference, sound recordings and scores. Staff at the service desk will help users obtain materials and demonstrate how to use equipment.

    Instructors may place audio recordings and music scores on physical reserve for their courses at the Microtext and Media service desk or request online.

    Audio files can be streamed for course reserves. See Library Reserves for more information.

    To borrow CDs, first locate the call number in the online catalog. You may then request the item be paged and have it waiting for you to pick up at the 1st floor service desk; or, provide the catalog number to a staff member. Staff can also assist you in locating items in the online catalog.

  • The Audio Collection is predominantly Classical Music but also contains a sizable Jazz and Popular/Rock Collection for listening. The collections are heavily used for classwork although available for leisure listening. The LP and Audio Cassette collection is a combination of all music along with spoken word (Shakespeare, Poetry, Plays, etc.).

    At all times, class work takes precedence over leisure listening.

  • Reserve materials are for in-house use only.
    Loan Period for
    Maximum Loan items
    14 days
    No max
    14 days
    No max
    14 days
    No max
    14 days
    No max
    Special borrowers
    In-house use only.

    Returning Music

    It is the borrowers responsibility to return all items to the Hesburgh Library. Material is not delivered through campus mail and should not be returned through campus mail. Do not use the general book returns to return CDs or DVDs, as damage to items may occur. Please return materials directly to the service desk on the first floor during regular hours. If an item(s) must be returned when the service desks are closed, please return the item(s) directly to the or the Microtext & Media service desk return bin in the lower level of Hesburgh Library.

  • Service Desk Hours
    Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
    Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
  • Service Desk, Music Center
    Phone: 574-631-2447
    Location: rm 201A, Hesburgh Library

    Robert Simon, Music Librarian

    Kim Ferraro, Library Assistant III

    Tracey Morton, Manager Frontline Services

  • I need technology equipment for a class/meeting. Can I check out equipment from the Hesburgh Library?

    The Music service desk does not loan equipment. Loanable technologies are available at the first floor service desk and must be used in-house. Contact the OIT Academic Support unit for equipment rental and technology support on campus.

    I need a DVD/music title for class and the library does not own a copy in the collection. Who should I contact to request a purchase?

    If you have a request for any material needed for class or research please fill out the Recommendation for Purchase form.