Skip to main content

6,000 Long Playing Vinyl Records available at ASU Music Library LP Sale


January 04, 2002

WHAT: School of Music Library LP Sale
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26
WHERE: Music Library lobby, 3rd floor Music Building, West Wing, 40 East Gammage Parkway, Tempe
TICKETS: Free admission
Jan. 25 and 26 Event

Tempe, AZ – Collectors of long-playing vinyl records take note: the music library in the Herberger College of Fine Arts School of Music at ASU is sponsoring its third LP Sale with a total of 6,000 albums for sale at 50 cents each.

The 2002 LP Sale will be held (Friday) Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and (Saturday) Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the music library on the third floor of the School of Music’s west wing. Purchases can be paid for by either cash or check; no credit or debit cards can be accepted. The music building is located on the main ASU campus in Tempe at 40 East Gammage Parkway. For more information call the music library, 480-965-3513.

It’s been two years since the last LP Sale and the library needs the space being taken up by the 6,000. “We have lots of new records since the last sale and many are in beautiful condition,” notes Robert Follet, head of the music library. The selection includes a wide variety of choices for people who prize LPs, including classical, jazz, pop, rock and roll and country western from the late 1950s through the 1980s.

The LPs that are being sold have never been in the music library’s formal collection. Instead, they were given to the library with the understanding that they could be sold to provide funds for the purchase of new compact discs for the music library’s collection.
In fact, the music library stopped adding vinyl discs to its collection in 1995. Gifts of LPs have continued though, so the library has a sale whenever warranted. The music library accepts LP donations throughout the year and is happy to take LPs, in reasonable, playable condition, as gifts. The library, however, is unable to pick up donations. Those wishing to make an LP donation into the music library can email Bob Follet,bob.follet@asu.edu. Most donations are tax deductible.

The music library, which is a branch of the University Libraries, houses the main collection of music materials at ASU. This collection, which is one of the largest in the Southwest, includes scores, recorded music, and books and journals about music, and listening facilities. Special score collections include the Pablo Casals International Cello Library, the Christina Carroll Collection of Opera Vocal Scores and the Wayne King Collection of Recordings and Band Arrangements. 

Media Contact:
Mary Brennan
480-965-3587
mary.brennan@asu.edu