Music Library Updates 5/27/20

At this point, the Music Library's physical collections are inaccessible, including books, music scores and sound and video recordings. We are linking to online resources here that will help facilitate online learning for music studies.


You can schedule a research appointment with someone at the Music Library. After you choose a time to meet, an email with a zoom link will be sent to you.


For books, we now have temporary access to millions of scanned books via HathiTrust (you must sign in and "check out" the books). In addition, we have many ebooks which are easily accessible through the UCLA Catalog. See the video tutorial, Your Remote eBook Roadmap. If you find you need a particular book that we do not own during this period, please request a purchase either through the online request form.


For music scores, we now have full access, including printing (and, therefore, saving as pdf), to Music Online: Classical Scores Library. It is also available on the Scores page of the Music Research Resources Online guide. This resource contains more than 53,000 scores of classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from common practice composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to more recent artists including Kaija Saariaho and John Tavener. There are also scanned music scores in HathiTrust (you must sign in and "check out" the scores).


If you aren’t finding what you need those places, Interlibrary Loan  is available for book chapters, journal articles and portions of music scores (submit like a book chapter).


For sound and video recordings, see the Audio and Video page of the Music Research Resources Online guide, which includes Avalon, Naxos, Met Opera, and various collections from Alexander Street Press (Music Online). At UCLA, Avalon is managed by the Music Library and houses streaming audio and video collections for the Library. Content is restricted to UCLA users and requires UCLA authentication for use.


UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access Library subscription databases from off-campus using the Bruin OnLine Proxy Server or the Virtual Private Networking (VPN). Many of our online resources for music can be found on the Music Research Resources Online guide. You can also find resources that have been made temporarily available by vendors on the Temporary Expanded Access during Covid-19 guide.