Music Library

A music library contains music-related materials for patron use. Collections may also include non-print materials, such as digitized music scores or audio recordings. Use of such materials may be limited to specific patron groups, especially in private academic institutions. Music library print collections include dictionaries and encyclopedias, indexes and directories, printed music, music serials, bibliographies, and other music literature.

There are four types of music libraries:

  1. Those developed to support departments of music in university or college settings;
  2. Those developed to support conservatories and schools of music;
  3. Those housed within public libraries;
  4. Those developed as independent libraries or archives supporting music organizations.

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