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WRIT 120: Hip Hop Culture and the Poetics of Place

Library Locations

Because hip hop culture includes modes of expression from music to dance to fashion and beyond, you may need to find resources from multiple campus libraries.

Most physical resources about African American history and culture, including dance, fashion, poetry, etc., are in Rolvaag Memorial Library, the main campus library.

Musical materials, such as biographies of rappers and other musicians, as well as historical studies of the musical aspects of hip-hop, are kept in Halvorson Music Library. Halvorson Music Library is room 146 in Christiansen Hall of Music, on the west side of campus -- see the star on the map below.

Screenshot of a map of campus. The music library is marked with a red star.

Requesting Materials from Campus Libraries

If it is more convenient, you can ask for materials from Halvorson be sent to Rolvaag (or vice versa) for you to pick up.  You can also request physical materials from Carleton College.

1. Find the item you want in Catalyst, the library catalog.

2. Make sure you are signed in. There should be a link in the item's catalog record.

Screenshot of the sign-in link in a Catalyst record.

3. Once you are signed in, you can ask for the whole item to be sent to you. Or, if you know you only need a single chapter, you can ask for a scan.

Screenshot of the request options for physical materials.

4. If you ask for the physical item, you can choose where you want to pick it up.

.screenshot of the possible pick-up location at Carleton and St. Olaf Libraries

5. You will receive an email when the item is ready. If it is a scan, there will be a download link in the message. If you asked for the physical item, it will be waiting for you at the circulation desk of the library you indicated.