We learned that the Catholic University Music Library is undergoing a renovation, and is giving away much of their record collection as part of the process. We spoke with CUA Music Library Assistant Thad Garrett, and he told us “We have hundreds of LPs to give away. It’s mostly classical, but we have a smattering of jazz, musical theatre, and folk. The giveaway lasts until Wednesday the 14th, at which point we’re going to throw away what is left.” We checked out the record collection yesterday and there were some amazing finds! It was hard to only pick a few. For those who are interested in classical music LPs, this is a jackpot as I am guessing that many of these old recordings may not have been digitized yet. It would really be a shame to see all these vintage albums go to waste, so spread the word!
Those interested in checking out the giveaway should call the library at 202-319-5424 before heading over, since you will be potentially walking through a construction zone, given the renovation. Also, the Music Library is hard to find! Thad recommends that you bring a bag or box to take your records away with you as they don’t have any to spare. The Library will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm today and 9:00 am – 12:00 noon tomorrow, Friday August 9th, as well as from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Wednesday next week.