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MBSI Southeast Chapter
Lending Library

One of the benefits of membership in MBSI and the Southeast Chapter is our lending library.  Our chapter librarian reports that:


Your MBSI Southeast Chapter library is active has now grown to be one of the premier mechanical music libraries available. Recently Moe and Elaine Goldy donated their private collection of mechanical music books to the Chapter. Also, Warren Officer donated a book on Player Piano rebuilding. This generosity shares knowledge and reference material for future generations of collector and researchers.   

It is now easier than ever to borrow a book. - just send an email to the librarian your request and your book will arrive in the US Mail a few days later - all at no charge for Chapter members.  Email: library@mbsise.org  

Here are the most recent additions, donated by Moe & Elaine Goldy: Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them, Ord-Hume Curious History of Music Boxes, The, Mosoriak Cylinder Musical Box Technology, Bullied Drehorgeln, Metzger Heeren Bros & Co, Jewelers, Catalog History of the Musical Box and Mechanical Music, Chapuis History of Music Machines, The, Hoover How to Repair Music Boxes, Jacot Invisible Musicians, Musical Automata Foundation Marvelous World of Music Machines, The, Weiss-Stauffacher Musee de Pieces a Musique Anciennes, Baud Frères Music Boxes, Their Lure and Lore, Hoke Music Machines - American Style , Hoover Music in Time , Ryder / Eric Musical Box, The - A guide for Collectors  , Ord Hume Musical Clock, The, Ord Hume Origin and development of the Music Box, Jaccard Practical Instructions for Operating, Oiling and Repairing the Regina Music Boxes  Restoring Musical Boxes and Musical Clocks, Ord Hume Swiss Musical Boxes , S'Chellhase  

 Donated by Warren Officer: Rebuilding the Player Piano, Givens  

More books have been borrowed in the past 18 months than in the previous 5 years. Also, we have several new books. Look over the book list on our website and make your selection.


  • What books are available and how to I check one out.  Click HERE.

  • We have some missing books.  We would appreciate your helping us find them. To see what they are, please click HERE.

  • Our librarian will be adding reviews of book available in our library from time to time.  Click a title below to read a review.

The Robot The Music Box Makers
The Enchanted Ear Clockwork Music
Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding