Music Library

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The Northwestern University Music Library is one of the largest music libraries in the United States and is recognized internationally for its particular commitment to twentieth-century music.

The Music Library collections and services are available in the Reading Room and in the Listening Center & Lab. Both the Reading Room and the Listening Center & Lab are located on the 2nd floor of Deering Library.

 Reading Room
The Music Library score collection is accessible from the Reading Room. In addition, bound and current periodicals are here as well as our reference collection. Three PC workstations and an online catalog terminal are provided to assist users in finding what they need. A reference desk is staffed with expert help most afternoons, weeknights and weekends.
Please note music books (ML & MT) are located on the 1st floor of Deering.

Listening Center & Lab
All sound recordings are kept in the Listening Center & Lab. In addition to audio listening carrels, 11 workstations are available for multi-purpose music computing.
Please note: the Listening Center & Lab keeps seperate hours from the Music Library Reading Room. The Listening Center & Lab hours may be seen here.