About This Space
Located on the 4th floor of Willis, the Edna Mae Sandborn Music Reading Room houses the Music Library's core collection of rare scores and books about music and acts as both a reading room for music researchers and an exhibit space for special events and occasional music performances.
The Sandborn Room was established in memory of Edna Mae Sandborn, Assistant Music Librarian from 1963 to 1973, by members of her family. It houses the Music Library's core collection of rare scores and books about music. Included are first editions of Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and other important musical works. Other holdings include a number of early editions of the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully.
The collection was greatly enriched by the acquisition of the personal music rare book collection of the late Dr. Lloyd Hibberd, Professor of Musicology; many contents of the Sandborn Room may be viewed online in the Virtual Rare Book Room in the UNT Digital Library.
- Seats: 8
- Amenities: Reading table, Comfortable chairs
- For appointments and tours, please contact the Music Library staff.