The Library's services during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Library has continued offering services and support throuhgout the COVID-19 Pandemic. For the Spring 2021 semester, The Library is following all guidelines and procedures as outlined by Spring Back to Berklee. Related to this, we have a few important pieces for the Berklee Community to be aware of:
Some of our facilities are open, but are operating on a limited schedule with special access arrangements.
- The Stan Getz Library and Creative Technology facilities in 150 Massachusetts Avenue are open and can be accessed by appointment only. You can check out items from the Stan Getz Library Collection through our Library Takeout service.
- The Albert Alphin Library in 8 Fenway will be inaccessible to patrons. However, the collection can be accessed through our Library Takeout service.
- We will continue to offer remote support options.
The staff of The Library
Albert Alphin Library [closed to the public at this time]
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Albert Alphin Library facility is inaccessible to the public. You can place a hold request if you wish to circulate an item from the Albert Alphin Library collection. For more information, please follow the instruction for how to place a hold on our FAQ.
The Albert Alphin Library at Boston Conservatory at Berklee supports the instruction, research, and informational needs of the Conservatory community by acquiring, maintaining, and preserving access to materials and information in a variety of formats in the areas of dance, music, theater, and liberal arts. Those from the Berklee College of Music community may request from the Alphin Library.
Please note that our physical facility space will be closed during the Spring 2021 semester. Items are still able to be checked out during this time via an online hold request process and schedule on-campus pickup of the items at the Stan Getz Library facility. This request process is only available to students enrolled as hybrid status, and faculty and staff with on-campus approval for the Spring 2021 semester. Please review our instructions on how to place a "hold" on library items you wish to circulate, and how to pick them up.
For more information regarding The Library service and collection offerings, please visit our services page, and our ‘COVID-19’ page. You can search The Library’s entire collection, or items specifically found in the Albert Alphin Library facility on the landing page of our website.
Stan Getz Library
Berklee’s Stan Getz Library was dedicated in 1998 to the memory of the great jazz saxophonist through a generous gift from the Herb Alpert Foundation. Located on the second floor of 150 Mass. Ave., The Stan Getz Library’s physical collection is currently available for pickup of requested items only. This request process is only available to students enrolled as hybrid status, and faculty and staff with on-campus approval for the Spring 2021 semester.
The Stan Getz Library provides access to a wealth of online and physical resources including music scores, songbooks, literature, periodicals, and audio / video recordings that represent a variety of music focused subject interests including popular music, jazz, blues, music education, music therapy, music technology and music business, as well as materials supporting the liberal arts curriculum and research. You can search The Library’s entire collection, or items specifically found in the Stan Getz Library facility on the landing page of our website.
Creative Technology Center
150 Mass Ave., Rm. 105
Please note the Creative Technology Center is operating under updated protocols due to COVID 19. In particular, we will not be providing headphones at our workstations, please bring your own headphones. All visits to be scheduled in advance to use workstations, or pickup and drop off equipment.
The Creative Technology Center (CTC) is open to all college and conservatory students, regardless of major or field of study. The CTC provides workstations along with a catalog of hardware available for circulation. Located on the first floor, below the Stan Getz Library, the CTC assists students with technical questions and facilitates collaboration and experimentation.
- iMac Pro workstations with music and multimedia production software.
- Laptop workstations with external displays and keyboard/mouse.
- Synthesizers, MIDI controllers, audio interfaces and more.
- Technology training via classes, workshops and one-on-one peer training.
Immersive Technology Lab
150 Mass Ave., Rm. 106
Please note, that due to COVID-19, the Immersive Tech Lab will be operating with updated protocols. In particular, we will not be providing VR headsets at our workstations, please bring your own VR headset. All visits to be scheduled in advance.
Located at the CTC, the Immersive Technology Lab (ITL) exposes visitors to emerging technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), 360º video and other immersive media. Located at the Creative Technology Center, ITL is available for students, faculty and staff to visit.
- PC workstations with audio, multimedia, game production and VR software.
- VR headsets, ambisonic mics, 360º cameras and more for circulation.
150 Mass Ave., Rm. 275, 278, 279
Please note the Library Labs are operating under updated protocols due to COVID 19. In particular, we will not be providing headphones at our workstations, please bring your own headphones. All visits to be scheduled in advance.
Located on the second floor behind the Stan Getz Library, the three labs provide additional workstations for individual work in music and research.
- iMacs with music production software and midi controllers.
Our Addresses and Locations:
150 Massachusetts Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115
Boston, MA 02215
Our mailing addresses are:
Berklee College of Music - Stan Getz Library
1140 Boylston Street, MS150-LIB
Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee - Attn: Albert Alphin Library
1140 Boylston Street,
Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.