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Seay Library Services for Students

The collections and services of the Seay Library are designed to serve Colorado College students, faculty, and staff. We understand the pressures of the block plan, and are committed to helping students succeed.

Pre-Theory Exams

Students planning to enroll in Pre-Theory or Theory I who are experienced with music notation are required to take the Pre-Theory Exam. Exams are available and taken (one hour is allowed) in the Seay Music Library. Completed exams will be delivered to the Music Department for grading; students will be notified of results in 1 or 2 days.

Students who have had no experience with music notation need not take the exam. Please contact the appropriate instructor (either Dan Brink or Ryan Bañagale) to obtain the enrollment pin number for Pre-Theory.

Please contact the Music Department if you have any questions concerning the Pre-Theory Exam or theory courses.

Research Help

The Music Librarian and other Library staff members are ready to offer research assistance. Please drop by, call 719-389-6560, or contact us by email. Assistance is also provided via the Tutt Library Reference Desk--in person, by telephone (719-389-6662), or via email.

The Music Librarian specializes in supporting the musical interests of the Colorado College community. As the liaison librarian in music, she places particular emphasis on the research needs of music students and Music Department faculty. For help in other disciplines find your liaison librarian here.

To get started on a music research project, take a look at the Music Subject Guide.  

You may also consult research guides created for other academic disciplines, individual classes, and general research topics. These guides are designed by subject experts to help you find the best resources for your research.

Computers and Technology

Seay Library has four computers. Each is equipped with standard office software and web browsers. For more information see Music Library Computing.

The Music Library has two print stations.

Computer Labs and Locations offers an overview of campus IT resources.

Tutt Library has many computers on the first floor and  the north basement area. Many of these provide specialized software for use in coursework. 

The College Help Desk, located in the Tutt Library basement, provides assistance with IT issues. The Computing and Advanced Technology (CAT) Lab fosters the development of digital multimedia projects and has computers optimized for students with disabilities.

The Music Department Computer Lab (Room 18) is a mac-equipped composition lab where students can work on individual projects or take classes that utilize composition software.

Listening Rooms

Two group listening rooms are equipped with playback equipment for various audio and video formats.  There is also a multipurpose room with a white board, a music chalkboard, a smart board and space for small group gatherings. Two individual stations for listening to various audio formats are also available in the multipurpose room. 

Collections

Our library collections—books, scores, sound/video recordings, online resources, and more—are selected to support the CC curriculum. Remember that we can help you obtain resources from other libraries via the Prospector Catalog, WorldCat, or Interlibrary Loan. Please ask a librarian if you need help with library collections.

If you would like to suggest a purchase for the collection, please use the Request a Purchase form, or contact the Music Librarian.

Borrowing

You may borrow circulating items (books, scores, CDs/Videos) at the circulation desk. Items that a professor has placed on reserve for your class may also be checked out at the circulation desk for use in the library.

For more information, please see Seay borrowing policies for CC students and Seay reserves policies for students.

Senior Capstone Privileges

Students participating in senior capstone projects are eligible for longer checkout periods and may reserve space on certain shelves in the library for storing items needed for their projects. Please see a staff member if you need to reserve a space. If you prefer a study carrel, available at Tutt Library, please contact the Tutt Library Circulation desk at 719-389-6184.

Employment Opportunities

Student employees are essential to the operation of Seay Library. Please see our information on student employment.