"The Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at the Blair School is exceptional and likely one of the finest music libraries serving an exclusively undergraduate student body in the nation. . . . The size and scope of the collection is first-rate and the record of expenditures for music acquisitions admirable."
-- National Association of Schools of Music Visitors' Report (2004)
"The mission of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library is to support the curricular needs for research and performance of the Vanderbilt student, faculty and pre-college communities, provide access to print and electronic resources relating to music in a variety of formats, empower users with the information-seeking skills necessary for the lifelong pursuit of learning, and offer high-quality service in a positive, relevant, and up-to-date learning environment."
User policies regarding access and borrowing library materials, loan periods, renewing checked-out items, recalling items, and billing information is presented here.
Collection Development Policy
This document provides detailed information on the types of materials collected by the Potter Music Library. It explains the rationale behind our collection decisions, and defines the user community that we serve.
The Music Library is located on the second floor of the Blair School of Music, on the southern edge of the Vanderbilt campus at 2400 Blakemore Avenue. During regular fall semester hours, the library is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm; Fridays from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; selected Saturdays from 12:00 until 5:00 pm; Sundays from 2:00 until 10:00 pm. For a complete list of the library's hours, including Vanderbilt break and Saturday hours, click here.
Anne Potter Wilson Music Library
2400 Blakemore Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
Campus Mail Address: Box 6320, Station B
Telephone (Service Desk): (615) 322-7695; Fax: (615) 343-0050
Holling Smith-Borne, Director of the Music Library
Sara J. Beutter Manus, Music Librarian for Education and Outreach
Jacob Schaub, Music Librarian/Cataloger
Michael Jones, Circulation Coordinator
Robert Rich, Reference Assistant