Music Library

The library is a member of the Southeast Minnesota Library System and lends music to bands and musicians from all over the world. Visitors and browsers are welcome during operating hours: Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The loan period is 90 days. Items may be renewed for one additional loan period unless they have been requested by another customer. Borrowers are charged a small handling fee to cover expenses (see below). There is an overdue fine of one cent per day per each piece of music (so if someone had a complete set with 20 parts that would be 20 cents a day).

The Chatfield Music Lending Library online catalog is now networked with 84 other libraries as part of the SELCO Integrated Library System. The upgrade allows patrons to browse, make requests, and pay online. The library charges a small service fee since it is a private library. Patrons are able to self register. They will receive their library cards when their music order is mailed to them.

General Information Sheet as of 4-1-2014

Band Music SampleThe Chatfield Music Lending Library in Chatfield Minnesota is the only one of its kind in the world today. Dedicated to the preservation of our musical heritage, the library has collected and cataloged more than 30,000 pieces, many of which are no longer in print.

The music collection not only includes band music (the largest portion), but also orchestra, dance band, sheet music, and numerous other categories.

The library is a non-profit organization, funded solely by memberships, fees, and donations.

Annual Memberships

Overture……………………………….$15
Intermezzo…………………………….$25
Finale……………………………………$50
Encore………………………………..$100

Fees


Members Non-Members
Complete set $15 $20
Individual parts $1.50 $2
Conductor score $3 $4
March-size book $3 $4
Book $4 $5
Handling $5 + $1 for each additional part or set $5 + $1 for each additional part or set

College Flute Music

Your generous donations can help us preserve this unique musical collection.Gifts can be given to the James Perkins Endowment Fund at the Rochester Area Foundation. Go to www.rochesterarea.org for more information.

The Chatfield Brass Band and Music Lending Library is designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for tax deduction purposes.