The CBMR Reading Room is free and open to the public!
Library hours are 10a to 4p (Central Time) Monday–Thursday, and 10a to 1p on Fridays. Appointments are highligh suggested to ensure that a librarian can assist you. The CBMR Library is located at: 618 South Michigan Avenue, 6th floor, in Chicago, Illinois.
The books, recordings, and archival collections of the CBMR Library are non-circulating. They can be consulted by anyone on-site during the Library's hours of operation. Copies can be made by staff as needed, within guidelines of copyright law.
Send research requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to call us at (312) 369-7586. Our fax number is (312) 369-8029. For material donations, please contact the Archivist at (312) 369-7518.
Visitors who are not affiliated with Columbia College Chicago may be required to show a current photo ID (faculty or student ID or current driver's license or state ID) and to sign in at the security desk in the lobby of 618 S. Michigan Avenue.
Correspondence should be addressed to:
Center for Black Music Research Library and Archives
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605