Reference Services

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Schedule pattern (for on-site reference service)

  • Fall & spring semesters
    Sunday: evening
    Monday – Thursday: day & evening
    Friday – Saturday : day
  • Summertime and between semesters
    Monday – Friday : day

Please call 609-921-7100 x8314 for the schedule at any particular time.


Resources and Services: Talbott Library’s Reference Collection includes standard reference works for music in traditional and electronic formats. The collection includes bibliographies, biographical dictionaries, composers’ complete works and thematic catalogs, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, musical monuments and periodical indexes.

Reference Librarians help users

  • find the information or material that they need
  • develop a search strategy to research a topic
  • select and use various electronic and traditional research tools
  • understand and effectively use the library’s resources and services

Contact: (609) 921-7100 ext. 8314

The library accepts reference questions from the general public. However, first priority will be given to Westminster Choir College and Rider University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Likewise, users in the library will have priority over those using telephone reference.