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Music Copyright, Licensing and Performing Rights

Resources for understanding and complying with copyright for music as a composer, performer or consumer.

Books on Copyright

BU Libraries Search covers materials in our general collection. Visit BU School of Law Libraries for additional specialized resources. Check their Services for the BU Community page since some of their resources are restricted to School of Law affiliates.

Getting Books Not Available at BU

There are several ways you can obtain books or articles that we do not own. These include:

  • WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Discovery allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from other Boston Library Consortium libraries. Turnaround time is approximately three working days. (How to use WorldCat Discovery)

  • Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan services allow current BU faculty, staff, and students to request books, articles, book chapters, and other materials that our ILL staff will obtain from other libraries. Books generally take 2-4 weeks to arrive; articles are generally delivered electronically within 1-2 days.

  • BLC Cards. A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow—in person—circulating material from a member library, just as you would from a BU library. Boston University faculty, staff, and students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form. Medical Campus affiliates apply at the Alumni Medical Library.

Librarian

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Marci Cohen
Contact:
Music Library, Mugar Memorial Library
617-353-3707
Subjects:Music