The Recordings Collection contains over 52,000 sound recordings, focusing on musical recordings, with some spoken word, as well as audio recordings accompanying print items shelved in Regenstein and Mansueto.
The Collection primarily supports coursework and research at the University. It includes musical recordings of classical (art) music, ethnic music, jazz, blues, rock and roll, R&B, hip-hop and electronic music; spoken word recordings cover subjects in the humanities and social sciences, as well as business, divinity, and area studies.
Various audio formats are represented in the Collection: compact discs (CDs), vinyl records (both LPs and 45s) and audio cassettes.
The Recordings Collection is located in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.
All items with a "Mansueto, Recordings" location may be requested via the Library Catalog and available for pickup within 15 minutes of request during the hours Mansueto is open.
See Requesting Mansueto Items for more information.
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