Facility

  • Dedicated November 1995. Occupied January 1996. Architect: CRSS of Houston
  • William Cook: Founder of Cook, Inc., world's largest privately held medical technology company
  • 55,000 square feet on 4 floors (3 public, 1 staff-only) ; seating for 375
  • Features: manual crank compact shelving systems in open and closed stacks; 3 seminar rooms (one w/24 seats, two w/12 seats) each with piano, computer workstation, audio/video playback equipment; paged request reserves; two Student Computing Centers (totaling 60+ PC computer workstations along with several collaborative workspaces with large monitors and RCA/Composite/HDMI connectivity); computing instruction classroom (30 mac workstations w/MIDI keyboards); additional mac and pc workstations w/MIDI keyboards available for use; two group study rooms (includes conference table, dry-erase board, large monitor, RCA/Composite/HDMI connectivity) available for booking; fire-resistant vault storage room with separately controlled/monitored HVAC system; scores digitization lab; soundproof distance-learning/ recording studio; employee lounge with kitchen.

Cataloged volumes/items on 10.5 miles of shelves (July 2011)

  • Books/Journals: 112,596
  • Scores: 155,617
  • Sound recordings: 165,701
  • Videos: 3,802
  • Microforms: 20,498
  • Performance parts: 241,818
  • Miscellaneous: 123
  • Total volumes/items (including uncataloged materials): 700,155

Current periodical subscriptions (journals, annuals, biennials): 532

Circulation for 2021 (during pandemic)

  • Items checked out: 20,335
  • Items renewed: 32,467
  • Prior to pandemic, in 2019, Items checked out totaled 63,439
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Personnel

  • 6 Librarians (director, collection development, public services,  3 cataloging).
  • 1.5 Professional Staff (Acquisitions, digital technology).
  • 5 FTE Support Staff (public services (3), cataloging (2))
  • 10.5 (ca.) FTE circulation assistants.

Music Library technology (public workstations: link to equipment specifications, applications, locations)

A-V equipment

  • CD player
  • Audiocassette player
  • Turntable
  • VHS player
  • DVD player
  • Microform reader/printer
  • external CD/DVD drive for check-out

 

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