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Music Collections

The UCLA Library subscribes to almost every major online resource(opens in a new tab) for music, including article databases, e-books and audio.

With approximately 80,000 books, 115,000 scores, over 100 journal subscriptions, more than 200,000 sound recordings as well as visual media and an exhaustive collection of facsimiles of music scores, the resources for music research support the study of music, musicology and ethnomusicology.

The UCLA Music Library has recently shifted priorities towards materials related to underrepresented musicians and composers and local music-making communities.

Selected Collections


Endowments that help build the collections supporting student teaching and learning and faculty research include:

  • Professor Richard Hudson Endowment for Music (advanced research resources)
  • Joan S. and Ralph N. Goldwyn Endowed Jazz Collection (jazz performance and research materials)
  • The Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music (collections and projects related to music after 1900)
  • Henry J. Bruman Endowed Collection Development Fund (Germanic cultural material)

If you would like to contribute, even in a small way, to the Music Library’s more than seventy-five years of service to the UCLA and Southern California music communities, visit the Give to the UCLA Library(opens in a new tab).

Other Music Related Collections at UCLA

  • Music Research Guide

    Find online resources for music research available at UCLA, including articles, journals, audio, video, scores, sheet music and more.
  • LSC Music Resources

    Library Special Collections holds primary source materials in a variety of formats pertaining to music, composers, the music industry, musical theater and more.