The Gilmore Music Library has adopted a new system, called Aeon, that enables you to request special collections directly from the catalogs where you look them up, to view at the Music Library.
When you have found the item you want in Orbis or Quicksearch, just click the link that says “Request for Use in Music Library.” In the Yale Finding Aid Database, identify the box you want, and then click the link that says “Request Box.”
If you’ve done special collections research at Yale recently, you already have an Aeon account. If you don’t, you’ll be prompted to fill out the online registration form and agree to the terms and conditions. You can use your Aeon account to see your past requests as well as manage current ones.
If you have done research at certain other Yale libraries (such as Beinecke), you may already be accustomed to placing your requests in Aeon. But unlike those libraries, the Music Library still asks that you make an appointment to view the materials you request. Our special collections reading room and staff are small, so we want to be sure that we can help you when you come in.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.