Performing Arts Resource Center


General Information

The PARC houses Reed’s collections of music scores, CDs, performing arts-related DVDs and VHS, a small selection of core performing arts books, current journals, and reference materials, and the Melissa Schlachtmeyer Collection of design, fashion history, and related books. Checkout periods for most items can be found on the library’s Borrowing page. Note: we do have a small collection of library-use-only DVDs/VHS, and volumes from composers’ complete works (in the M1-M3 section) circulate for 3 hours.


Books, scores, CDs, and DVDs/VHS may be placed on course reserve at the PARC, checking out for 3 hours unless otherwise specified by the course faculty. Performing arts faculty may also place texts and streaming media on e-reserve.

To place items on reserve or e-reserve, send the course details and item information to or use the Reserve Request feature (for physical items) within the library catalog. See the Placing Items on Reserve page for more information.

Research Resources & Assistance

Online guides with suggested research strategies and links to relevant online and physical resources are available for theatre, dance, and music. Databases for theatre, dance, and music are also available to browse. For one-on-one assistance or to request instruction/support for a class, contact Performing Arts Librarian Megan Watson.

Purchase Requests

Contact Performing Arts Librarian Megan Watson with suggestions for new materials for the PARC and performing arts-related titles for the main library.

Contact Us


Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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