Mendel Music Library - Equipment & Facilities

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Equipment & Facilities

Mendel Music Library provides a comprehensive computing environment in support of the overall study of music. Both Mac and PC computers are available throughout the library, most with printing capabilities. The library is also home to a photocopier, scanners, and microform equipment.

Multimedia Room

Our Multimedia Room is equipped with 4 iMacs, Video viewing station, Nostalgia station, lots of study space, and plenty of plugs to charge your laptop or phones.

The iMacs are setup with Papercut, which will allow you to print from any release station. There are 2 release stations in Mendel. These iMacs DO NOT have CD/DVD drives, but Mendel has drives available which can be used with these iMacs or your personal laptop.

iMac stations

Multimedia room: iMac stations


The viewing station in the multimedia room has a DVD player that will play both BluRay and "normal" DVDs from any region and multiple formats (we have yet to find a DVD in the collection that won't play on these machines). The viewing station also can play VHS tapes. 

Next to the viewing station we have what we call a "nostalgia" station that offer LP and cassette playback. Most of our LP and cassette recordings are housed offsite in Princeton's ReCAP facility and must be requested through the library's main catalog.

Viewing and Nostalgia station

General Computing

Computers with access to the Internet, Library Resources, Microsoft Office, and print capabilities are located throughout the Mendel Music Library. Wireless Internet access is also available to patrons throughout the building. For more information regarding Wireless Access please see the Library Wireless Access Page.


A print release station is located on each floor of the library. The first floor station is located in the Media/Study Room and the second floor station is in the Reading Room on the far left wall. A Princeton NetID/Tiger card is required to use all print release stations in Mendel Music Library.

Print cluster station

Print station

Guest Printing

A Princeton NetID is required to print from all print clusters in the library. Guest users holding access/borrowers cards may obtain printing logins and passwords in the Access Office of Firestone Library. For more information, see: Printing in the Library: Visitors


An Epson Expression 10000XL Professional Graphic Arts Scanner is located in the Scanning/Microform Room on the 2nd floor of the library. This workstation provides users with equipment for high quality, large volume scanning projects, offering 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution and captures smooth color gradations with 48-bit color processing. Large format scanning is supported for media up to 12.2" x 17.2" and supports fast batch scanning.

Scanned images on this computer may be saved to removable media (thumb drives), printed or saved as e-mail attachments. Please note that files saved to this computer may be deleted at any time—the library is not responsible for lost data saved on public computers.

An iVina A3 large format book edge scanner that is specifically designed for scanning books and scores is also available on the 2nd floor of the library next door to the Scanning/Microform Room. This high-powered scanner has a maximum optical resolution of 600dpi and has the unique capability to eliminate shadowy areas near the center margins of books that normally appear on traditional photocopiers or scanners. Users may scan images up to 11" x 17", in color, and scanned images can be saved to USB removable media (such as a thumb drive), directly to GoogleDocs, or sent through email.

Instructions can be located on our FAQ Page or next to the equipment.


One photocopier is located on the first floor of Mendel Library. This copier is maintained by the OIT Copier Center and operates with PAW points on University I.D. cards or generic photocopy cards only. The cost is 10 cents per copy. Coin access to the Mendel Music Library photocopier is no longer available. To make photocopies, patrons will need to purchase a copy card.


Microform Equipment

The ScanPro2000 microform reader/scanner is located on the 2nd floor in the Microfilm Room.

The ScanPro 2000 is available for reading and scanning microfilm, microfiche, microcards and micro-opaques. It can scan filmed images to PDF files, TIFF files, and JPEG files. It can also enhance filmed images that are too dark or too light, so that the image can be read more easily. Scanned files can be saved to USB drive, written to CD's, send via email attachment or printed. Users with a valid Princeton NetID may print scans at any print release station.

Printing and scanning of all materials is self-service, but our staff is happy to assist first-time users with set-up or answer any specific questions as they arise.

Microfilm reader

Periodicals Reading Room

Located on the second floor of the Mendel Music Library, our Periodicals Reading Room is home to our vast collection of scholarly journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions. There are comfortable chairs and tables available for studying.  Study carrels are also located in the Reading Room.

Reading Room

Periodicals reading room

Edward T. Cone Graduate Seminar Room

The Cone Seminar Room, also located on the second floor, is used by faculty and graduate students for seminars and study. It is equipped with a piano and multimedia equipment suitable for teaching. For more information about the Cone Seminar Room, contact Mendel Music Library staff.