Locating Materials

I found something I want to read through the Beethoven Gateway. Now what?

Most of the books, articles, and scores listed in the Beethoven Gateway are in the collection of the Ira. F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San José State University. So that these materials will always be available to researchers at the Center, they cannot be loaned. To obtain copies for use outside of the Beethoven Center, we suggest the following procedures:

Local libraries

Check your local university, college, or public libraries. Books and scores may be available for check out. Journal articles may be available in print copies or online. Many libraries have online catalogs available on the web so that you can check their holdings from home.

Interlibrary loan

Ask your local library to locate and request materials on your behalf through interlibrary loan or document delivery services. Depending on your library's policy, you might be charged for this service.

Request photocopies from the Beethoven Center

The Beethoven Center can provide photocopies of many of its materials according to fair use guidelines. We charge a small fee to cover reproduction and mailing costs. At present, the Center cannot supply microfilms or digital files of text materials.