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Here you will find some of the most comfortable chairs on campus and some great equipment.
Digital audio and music technology
- Audio Lab, containing two editing stations with MIDI keyboards, audio software, and digital mixers; plus a digital piano, a theremin, a podcast mic, and a turntable for scratching. (MIT community only)
- Music software, including score notation, audio recording/editing, and music XML (MIT community only)
- Digital conversion of LPs, cassettes, and CDs
- Digital pianos
- Group viewing/listening
Equipment to check out
- Portable audio and video recorders
- Region-free DVD player
- MIDI keyboard
- CD/DVD drives
- Music stands
- Comfortable seating and large study tables on both floors.
- Listening carrels containing compact disc players, turntables, cassette tape decks, VCRs, laserdisc, and DVD players are located on the mezzanine.
Spaces are first come, first served.
- Two group study rooms on the mezzanine. Larger room has an LCD screen with laptop connectors.
- Group viewing/listening room equipped with a VCR, laserdisc, and DVD players.
The Lewis Music Library does not have 24/7 study space. Space is available in the nearby Hayden Library. See 24/7 study spaces for complete information.