September 5, 2015
Dig in to one of the biggest vinyl libraries in USA.
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]