The Library

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The mission of the Organ Library & Archives is to collect, preserve and make accessible to scholars and performers its holding of works for the organ, important related literature and unique archival materials.

The Organ Library & Archives is a research library dedicated to preserving the musical heritage of the pipe organ.  It is located at Boston University, School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Rm. B2, Boston, MA 02215. Directions and map. The Library operates under the auspices of the Boston Chapter, American Guild of Organists, in space provided by Boston University.  Its resources are available to all with an interest in music written for the organ, the composers of organ music, and the careers of eminent performers.  Music and books do not circulate, but photocopies or scans of out-of-print, no longer copyrighted material will be made upon request.  To search the Library’s holdings (approximately 50,000 items), click on “Web Catalog” and “Search” in the column to the right.

Located nearby are the music collections of Boston University’s Mugar Library and the School of Theology Library.

Please send an e-mail message (orglib@bu.edu) to arrange a special visit.  Specific questions may be submitted by e-mail to the Library Administrator, Carl Klein.  The Library Phone is 617-353-9339, but messages left there may not be heard for some time.

Staff

Carl Klein, DMA, Library Administrator

Grace Gist, Library Assistant

Barbara Owen, ChM, Librarian Emerita

Frank Olney, Music Sales