Dig in to one of the biggest vinyl libraries in USA.
From Seoul’s new state-of-the-art music library to the US’s military’s secret stash on Guantanamo Bay, we’ve stumbled across some pretty impressive vinyl archives recently.
Now it turns out that the Central Library in Dallas has a massive collection, comprised of close to 40,000 records. What’s more, later this month, the library is inviting the public to purchase items in a one-off sale.
According to library manager Heather Lowe, the Central Library is one of a small handful of libraries in the country with a collection of this size. “Lots of libraries in the ’90s dropped their LP collections as they fell out of favor,” Lowe explained to the Dallas Observer.
“We have a few regular patrons who check out LPs. It’s a closed collection so you have to ask a librarian to go get them for you,” said Lowe. “It’s a gigantic collection, but few people know about it.”
On 17 September from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the library is throwing a party-cum-record sale to raise awareness about its archive. Somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 records will be up for sale, all priced at $2 apiece.
The Central Library is located at 1515 Young St., Dallas, TX 75201.
[via Dallas Observer]