MBSI members may borrow the following books and pamphlets from the Musical Box Society library for a nominal charge. Fill out the form at this link, Library Checkout, to begin the checkout process. A comprehensive mechanical music reading list can also be accessed by clicking this Reading List link.

American Carousel Organ, TheBoppBand Organs
American Reed Organ, TheGellermanOrgans
Antique Phonograph – Gadgets, Gizmos & GimmicksFabrizio & PaulPhonographs
Artistry in TimeWalt Disney WorldClocks
Automata – The Exhibition at BagatelleBaillyAutomata
Automata and Mechanical ToysHillierAutomata
Automates, LesCollectionAutomataFrench
Automatic Musical InstrumentsHaspelsMechanical Music
Barrel OrganOrd-HumeOrgans
Book of the Piano, TheGillPiano
British Fairgrounds – A Photographic HistoryThackrayFairground rides
Circular Steam SwitchbackScrivens & SmithFairground rides
Clockwork MusicOrd-HumeMechanical Music
Clockwork Universe, TheMaurice & MayrClocks
Collecting Mechanical AntiquesPearsallMiscellaneous
Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair ThemOrd-HumeMusic Boxes
Complete Catalog of Ampico Reproducing Piano RollsObenchainMiscellaneous
Curious History of Music Boxes, TheMosoriakMusic Box
Cylinder Music Box Design and RepairBulleidMusic Box
Cylinder Music Box Handbook, TheWebbMusic Box
Cylinder Music Box TechnologyBulleidMusic Box
Dar zit muziekinHaspelsMusic BoxDutch
Disc Musical Box, A CompendiumMcElhoneDisc Boxes
Disc Musical Box Handbook, TheWebbMusic Box
Discovering Antique PhonographsFabrizio & PaulPhonograph
Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical InstrumentsBowersEncyclopedia
Fairground Organ, TheCockayneOrgans
From Music Boxes to Street OrgansDeWaardOrgans
Glorieuze OrgeldagenWiefferingOrgansDutch
Golden Anniversary Book Musical Box Society International 1949-1999MBSIMBSI History
Great Chess Automaton, TheCarrollAutomata
History of the Musical Box and of Mechanical Music, TheChapuisMusic Box
Joseph Haydn and the Mechanical OrganOrd-HumeOrgans
Klangkunst – Catalog & CDSaluzMiscellaneousGerman
Kring Van DraaiorgelvriendenDeWaardOrgansDutch
Mechanical MusicMcElhoneVarious
Mechanical Music Cabinet, TheWendelCollection
Mechanical Musical Instruments as a Source for the Study of Notes InégalesFullerMusic
Mechanics of Mechanical MusicOrd-HumeMusic Box
Mills Violano-Virtuosos, TheKitner & ReblitzOrchestrion
Model B Ampico Reproducing Piano, TheSaulPiano
Modern Piano, TheNaiderPiano
Museo Di Strumenti Musicali Meccanici, 1st EditionMariniCollectionItalian
Music Box Murders, TheKarpFiction
Music BoxesBahlMusic Box
Music Boxes A Guide for CollectorsTallisMusic Box
Music Boxes Their Lore and Lure (1 missing record)HokeMusic Box
Music Boxes – Nasu Orgel MuseumTanakaVariousJapanese
Music Box MakersJean-Claude PiguetHistory
Music Box Makers of Switzerland, TheBellamyHistory
Music in Time CatalogExhibitionCatalog
Musical Box, A History and Collector’s GuideOrd-HumeMusic Box
Musical Box Handbook, The 2nd Ed., Vol. 2WebbMusic Box
Musical Box Handbook, The 2nd Ed., Vol. 1WebbMusic Box
Musical Box Tune SheetsBulleidMusic Box
Musical Box, TheOrd-HumeMusic Box
Musical Boxes and Other Musical MarvelsRulliMusic Box
Musical Clock, The – Musical & Automaton Clocks and WatchesOrd-HumeMusical Clocks
On Display-Forty Years of the Fair Organ Preservation SocietyFOPSFairground Organs
Organette Book, The McElhone Organettes
Piano Playing MechanismsWhitePiano
Pianos and Their MakersDolgePiano
Player Piano Treasury, 2nd EditionRoehlPiano
Player-Piano, History of the Mechanical Piano and How To RepairOrd-HumePiano
Presto Buyers Guide Pianos, Players, ReproducingAdamsCollection
Put Another Nickel InBowersOrchestrion
Re-enacting the ArtistGivensPiano
Rebuilding the Player PianoGivensPiano
Recent Revolution in Organ Building, TheMillerOrgans
Restoring Musical BoxesOrd-HumeMusic Box
San SylmarO’KelleyCollection
Scamming the BirdmanKarpFiction
Silver Anniversary CollectionFitchMiscellaneous
Talking Machine, The – AdvertisementsWeberPhonographs
Talking Machine, The – An Illustrated CompendiumFabrizio & PaulPhonographs
Technical History of the PlayerMcTammanyPiano
Tiroier Lied Gevarieerd DoorWagenaarMusicDutch
Treatise on the Art of Piano-Forte Construction, AWolfendenPiano
Victorian Palace, The Sanfillipo CollectionSanfillipoCollection
Wonderful World of Mechanical, The. Book with Cassette TapeTurnerMicellaneous Music
Wonderland of Music Boxes and Automata, TheTroquetMusic Box
Wurlitzer Band Organ Pipe ScalesLaneOrgans




The Lending Library books and pamphlets are available for borrowing by MBSI members. Books (up to two titles) may be borrowed by members for not more than 30 days by paying a $10.00 (U.S.) fee per book. This fee covers the cost of postage by Priority Mail, packing materials and insurance. Please print this form and enclose with your payment made payable to MBSI. Items must be returned within 30 days from date of receipt by Priority Mail and insured at borrower’s expense. Items that are not returned promptly may result in the borrower losing their MBSI membership
We regret that this service is not currently available to members outside the United States.

Library Checkout

  • Enter the titles from the posted list of available books above (maximum two titles):
  • Enter the title from the posted list of available books above (maximum two titles):
  • Please mail a check or money order made payable to MBSI in the amount of $10.00 (U.S.) per book (limit two books) to: Lorraine Conway, 239 Judd Rd., Easton, CT 06612, Tel. (203) 268-5896 Email inquiries may be sent to