James White Library
Music Materials Center

The Music Materials Center (MMC), a branch library of the James White Library, provides specialized music reference service, recordings and listening facilities, scores, and reference materials to support the study of music. Primary areas of study supported include performance, music history and literature, music theory and composition, church music, music education and music studied as part of the general education curriculum.

The center houses (1999) about 2,000 compact discs, 6,000 long-playing records, 10,000 scores, and 1,500 books. The major portion of the James White Library's collection of books on music are housed in the stacks of the main library. The library's Information Services Department also houses basic reference sources on music. Periodicals and videos on music are also housed in the main library.

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gold bullet Information Resources
gold bullet Finding Materials
gold bullet Reserve Materials
gold bullet Who May Use the MMC?
gold bullet General Circulation Policies


Location & Address
The MMC is located on the lower level of Hamel Hall, the music building.
Music Materials Center
Hamel Hall
Andrews University
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0230
Phone: (269) 471-6217

Session Hours
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:00pm-3:30pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm 10:00am-2:00pm
Intersession Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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gold bulletMarianne Kordas

Director, Music Materials Center
Phone: (269) 471-3114
E-mail: kordas@andrews.edu
Responsibilities: is responsible for setting policy for the MMC; provides reference service and bibliographic instruction for music; is responsible for collection development for all music materials; catalogs scores and sound recordings; supervises MMC student assistants
Finding Materials
Music materials are listed in JeWeL, James White Library's online catalog, and/or in the MMC card catalog. All books, sound recordings, and some scores can be found through JeWeL. The JeWeL catalog can be searched by:
gold bullet Author (composer, or major performer)
gold bullet Title
gold bullet Subject
gold bullet Keyword from author, title or subject
gold bullet Call number
gold bullet Manufacturer or publisher number (for scores and sound recordings only)

The JeWeL display indicates the building location and specific locations within each building (such as TMC, stacks, Periodicals; Scores/MMC/Music Bldg, etc.) Recordings and videos are in closed stacks and must be requested at the MMC or TMC circulation desk.

MMC staff are available at all times to help patrons understand the cataloging system and locate materials. Please ask!!!

Reserve Materials
The MMC maintains a reserve collection of materials needed for class assignments. Books and scores in this collection circulate for 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, 3 days, or 1 week according to the instructor's request. Recordings do not circulate. The fine for overdue reserve items is $1 per hour that the library is open.

Who May Use the MMC?
All patrons who hold a valid Andrews ID or James White Library community card have borrowing privileges. Others are welcome to use materials in the library, but must surrender a driver's license or keys when using reserve materials or sound recordings.

General Circulation Policies
MMC books and scores may be borrowed for outside use, except for specified reference books. Sound recordings must be used in the library. Loan periods are as follows:
gold bullet Scores, 2 weeks
gold bullet Monuments and collected works of composers (M2, M3), 1 day
gold bullet Books, 1 week

Fines are $.50 per day the library is open.

Updated January 29, 2019