The CBO

Choral / Band / Orchestral Collection

The Choral / Band / Orchestral Collection is part of the Music Library's operations, but is located on the main floor of Talbot College (T.C. 134). It houses Western Libraries collection of large-ensemble performance materials.  Titles with ten or more parts are housed in the CBO, as are multiple copies of choral music (100+ vocal scores of Handel's Messiah, for example). The CBO primarily supports the large ensemble performance activities of the Don Wright Faculty of Music. 

Feel free to contact us at: (519) 661-2111 ex. 84844 or muscbo@uwo.ca

External Borrowing Programme 

Music organizations from across Ontario may request to borrow materials for groups and ensembles from the CBO collection for a fee. 

 

Searching the CBO Collection

All CBO materials are listed in the Western Libraries catalogue. To search, please use the keyword function. Be sure to select the location as “Music Library” or “Storage” and the format as “Printed Music."

 

You may also visit the Music Library (Talbot College, Rm. 234) and browse the scores.

Music Library staff are happy to help you discover pieces within our collection. If you require assistance, please contact us.

Submitting a Request

Please review pricing and regulations before submitting a request. You can expect someone to be in touch with you within 3 business days of your submission.

 

Submit an External Borrowing Request 

 

Pricing  

Band and orchestral pieces are available for $100.00 each. 

The following table outlines the current external borrowing programme fee schedule for choral music. Please note that there is a minimum $25.00 and maximum $100.00 charge per piece.

Borrowers are responsible for any required shipping costs. 

Choral Music Pricing Guide 

# of Pages

Price/copy

 

# of Pages

Price/copy

1-10

5 cents/page

 

121-125

$2.80

11-15

60 cents/page

 

126-130

$2.90

16-20

70 cents/page

 

131-135

$3.00

21-25

80 cents/page

 

136-140

$3.10

26-30

90 cents/page

 

141-145

$3.20

31-35

$1.00

 

146-150

$3.30

36-40

$1.10

 

151-155

$3.40

41-45

$1.20

 

156-160

$3.50

46-50

$1.30

 

161-165

$3.60

51-55

$1.40

 

166-170

$3.70

56-60

$1.50

 

171-175

$3.80

61-65

$1.60

 

176-180

$3.90

66-70

$1.70

 

181-185

$4.00

71-75

$1.80

 

186-190

$4.10

76-80

$1.90

 

191-195

$4.20

81-85

$2.00

 

196-200

$4.30

86-90

$2.10

 

201-205

$4.40

91-95

$2.20

 

206-210

$4.50

96-100

$2.30

 

211-215

$4.60

101-105

$2.40

 

216-220

$4.70

106-110

$2.50

 

221-225

$4.80

111-115

$2.60

 

226-230

$4.90

116-120

$2.70

 

231-235

$5.00

Adapted from the University of Alberta.

Regulations 

  1. Due to Don Wright Faculty of Music ensemble and class needs, external requests will not be considered during the following times: mid-August to the end of September for first term use, and mid-December to the end of January for second-term use.

 

  1. Materials will only be loaned to organizations outside the University community (e.g., choirs, orchestras, academic institutions) within Ontario rather than to individuals. Materials must be borrowed under the name of the organization.  No materials will be loaned to public schools, school boards, or youth groups.

 

  1. Single parts may not be borrowed but can be consulted on site.

 

  1. Materials from the CBO Collection are not available for Interlibrary Loans.

 

  1. The return date for borrowed materials is two weeks after the final performance.

    Failure to return materials by the due date will result in a $0.75 per day per barcoded item/part.

    There may also be additional fines and suspension of borrowing privileges, in accordance to Western Libraries’ Access Code . Materials must be returned and all fines and fees paid before consideration will be given to reinstating borrowing privileges.

 

  1. Materials may either be picked up and returned in person, or be sent out and returned via courier (not general mail). All shipping expenses are to be paid by the borrower.

 

  1. It is an offence to mutilate or deface library materials. If music is to be marked, pencil only must be used and the markings must be erased before the materials are returned.  If pens etc. are used, the item must be replaced. 

    Barcode labels and stamps (e.g., call number and copy number) are not to be altered in any way.  Do not add any adhesive labels to CBO parts.  Punching holes in the scores also necessitates replacement. 

    Failure to adhere to this policy subjects borrowers to the penalties as outlined in the Western Libraries’ Access Code.

 

  1. Lost or damaged parts must be replaced by the borrowing organization, at its expense, in the same edition as the borrowed work. Photocopies and handwritten replacements are not acceptable. 

    If items have been lost or damaged, please contact the Music Library staff immediately to begin the replacement process.

 

  1. Parts must be returned in copy number order.