The Monroe Library has a rich collection of audio recordings on CD and vinyl of African-American artists. The CDs are located at the rear of the first floor. The vinyl records are also on the first floor, a few rows towards the front of the building from the CDs. Both use call numbers of a different kind than books. CDs are divided by genre, like JAZZ, POPULAR, and WORLD. Vinyl LPs are also divided by genre, but the designations are numerical (9,000 for jazz, 10,000 for popular, etc.). All are listed in our online catalog and can be found by album title, song title, and artist.
All movies are on DVD. They are on shelves on the first floor on the Freret Street side wall, wrapping over behind the Dell computers. Green dots on the spine can be checked out for three days. Those with a red dot on the spine are for faculty use in classes, but may be checked out for use in the library by students. All are listed in our online catalog. They can be found by title, director, and actor. They are numbered starting with DVD-000001, so the newest are at the end of the section. Feature and documentary films are in our collection. We usually buy films nominated for Academy Awards for best film.