Resources and Facilities

Girl at desk with music study materialMusic Library, Listening Center/Computer Lab

The Music Library's principle mission is to provide reference and research materials in support of the curriculum of the Department of Music and Theatre. The emphasis of the collection is on printed music (scores) and sound recordings in the area of classical music, but includes many American musical theatre, jazz, and popular music recordings. The Library's collection policy adjusts to meet the needs of the changing programs in the Department of Music and Theatre. The Music Library also houses music listening stations, a computer lab with internet access, and a MIDI lab.


The library is located on the second floor of the music building, Room 211. The collections are located in two areas: scores and collected editions and reference materials are in Room 214; and audio cassettes, phono discs, CDs, video cassettes and DVDs are located in Room 213 (open only to faculty and staff). Additional references, periodicals and books in ML and MT subject areas are located in Collier Library.


The general collection contains over 1,600 musical scores, and over 500 works in collected editions of Bach, Handel, Mozart and Schubert. There are approximately 3,200 sound recordings in various formats including audiocassettes, phono discs, videocassettes, CDs and DVDs. Reference materials include The Canfield Discographic Encyclopedia of Classical Composers; Chronicle of American Musical Theatre; Encyclopedia of the Opera; Harvard Dictionary of Music; International Library of Music; The International Library of Piano Music; a 20 volume set of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; Popular American Composers; and the Teaching Music Through Performance Series along with Foreign Language Dictionaries and classic texts on the teaching and study of various instruments and voice.

The UNACAT online public catalog is available on all computers for students to search the collection electronically. Items can be searched by title, author, and subject or keyword.


The Listening Center/Computer Lab is equipped with two television monitors with VCR, DVD players, CD players with headphones, and 10 computers (with internet access, DVD, and CD capabilities) for student use. The LC/CL also has three JVC turntables and one Dual, two JVC compact disc players, one Pioneer dual cassette player/recorder and one JVC dual audiocassette player/recorder, operated by the faculty and staff only.


Music faculty and students may check out recordings and scores using a Mane Card. The circulating period for students is as follows: 30 days - books and scores; 5 days - recordings. Recalled items may be issued a new due date. Overdue fines and charges for lost or damaged items will be charged to student business office accounts.

Reference material is non-circulating, except by special permission.

Items placed on reserve by faculty members for use in a class are kept at the front desk.  Reserves normally circulate for two hours inside the library. This two-hour policy applies to faculty as well as students. If a faculty member checks out something that is on reserve for only his/her class, it may be kept as long as needed with permission. If a faculty member checks out an item that is on reserve for another faculty member's class, the two-hour circulation period must be observed.

Faculty may reserve audiovisual equipment for use in campus classrooms. To schedule equipment for classes held Monday - Friday, reservations must be received at least 48 hours before the scheduled use.


A Xerox photocopy machine is located in the Music Library. This copier is available for student use with a Mane Card. Students are encouraged to have money available on their Mane Card so they will be able to use this copier.


Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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