Boston Public Library
Frequently Asked Questions
Music Department
3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library
617.859.2285

Do you photocopy music?

Depends on the copyright, condition of the material and the collection which the material belongs in. If the material is in good condition, in public domain and not part of a special collection, it may be reproduced. For other reproductions, you should contact the department.

Do you sing over the telephone?

No.

Do you read words over the phone?

Yes, but lyrics must be of a reasonable length. Also we will only read the words to one song per call.

Will you look up missing bibliographical information if I forget to write it down?

Yes.

Do you look up birth and death dates?

Yes, but may limit the number of names searched to either two or three.

Do you have practice pianos in the library?

No.