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Library Room Reviews: Dodge’s Music Library

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I spy a wiener!

I go to Dodge all the time. And when I say Dodge, I mean Dodge Hall, where the Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library is—but I did go to a basketball game once in the more athletic Dodge. The beauty of the music library is precisely in that almost no one knows where it is, or if they do know they don’t care to go there, so even during finals you can usually find a seat.

Take the elevator in Dodge Hall up to the seventh floor, and enter into the (sometimes excessively) climate-controlled yet cozy library. Dodge doesn’t have Butler’s stately, antique charm, but at least you won’t think “oh-my-god-I’m-breathing-the-same-air-as-these-assholes” like you might in Watson. It’s usually very quiet, and there are several group tables with more plugs than you could ever need at them. Chair situation: moderately comfy. Along the sides of the bookshelves are enclosed single desks that look just a tad newer than Butler’s. Snag a rolling step stool for a footrest, and you’ll be set to study here with almost minimal distraction. Alternatively, make your way to the windows on either side, where you can sit in one of those quasi-comfortable green chairs with a great view either of campus or of Barnard girls in their dorm (Reid?). If you’re into that whole classical music thing, Dodge also has a decent selection of scores, recordings, and music books, and there’s a listening room and a few electric keyboards in there as well. Once you know about the library in Dodge, there’s basically no reason you shouldn’t go unless you don’t want to walk an extra minute. It’s brightly lit, very quiet, the chairs are easier on the tailbone than the wooden ones in Butler, and there’s an esteemed bathroom across the hallway. Just bring a jacket if you’re not so good at thermoregulation, and hide your snacks and drinks. Also, be warned that it closes absurdly early, at 9 pm.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “but at least you won’t think ‘oh-my-god-I’m-breathing-the-same-air-as-these-assholes’ like you might in Watson.”

    I <3 Bwog

  • Small Animal Bwog says:

    @Small Animal Bwog Ducklings parade across College Walk and Bwog is posting about libraries?

  • 9pm?!? says:

    @9pm?!? ain’t nobody got time for that!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous ya gotta go to the 7th floor!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous if i wasn’t about to graduate i wouldn’t share this secret, but since i will be out of here in a few weeks … go to social work library! it is so lovely and quiet. and those windows.

  • TBB says:

    @TBB FUCK, there goes my less-than-secret, secret study spot.
    Guess I’ll just go back to studying at TC then…

    1. Jaded Graduate Student says:

      @Jaded Graduate Student Know that feel. :( Curse you, Bwog, for giving away my coveted study spot!!!

      And that bathroom is amazing.

  • shoutout says:

    @shoutout to the ~penis~ tag

  • Speaking of Dodge... says:

    @Speaking of Dodge... How do you go about using the Digital Music Lab on the seventh floor? I tried walking in during regular hours once, but the door was locked and I was afraid to bother anyone.

    1. BSGS says:

      @BSGS @Speaking of Dodge…:
      By making an appointment at circulation.

      1. I should have guessed! says:

        @I should have guessed! Thank you!

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous the door is usually open…hmmm.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous 7th floor! not 6th! ahhhh!

  • Nervous Pooer says:

    @Nervous Pooer The bathroom on that floor. Heaven.

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