Conservatory Library

Conservatory Library
Exterior of the Conservatory Library.
Photo credit: John Seyfried

The music library has approximately 345,000 items, comparable to the largest music libraries in academic settings both public and private. Housed on the first floor of the main conservatory building, the collections include nearly 136,000 sound recordings; 141,000 musical scores; nearly 68,000 books about music; and 210 periodical titles, which are added to each year.

Western art music from all historical periods, complete editions of the works of major composers, plus an ever-growing collection in the areas of women musicians and American, ethnic, contemporary, jazz, folk, and popular music are available.