Using the Library

The Music Library is located in the Schoenberg Music Building right off the main entrance atrium, along with Schoenberg Hall and Lani Hall Theater.

At This Location

  • Computer/Laptop Access
  • Laptop Lending
  • Print, Copy and Scan


Services & Resources

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    Research Consultations

    We can help at every stage of the research process. Schedule a consultation or stop by a help desk!
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    Music Research Guide

    Find online resources for music research available at UCLA, including articles, journals, audio, video, scores, sheet music and more.
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    Digital Audio Reserves

    UCLA students can contact their professor to access digital audio reserve materials. Professors can email: to set up a digital reserve list.
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    Studio A and Music Kits

    With an abundance of audiovisual equipment, the Music Library helps Bruins unlock their creative side.
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    Music Library Collections

    The UCLA Music Library provides access to one of the largest academic music collections in North America and the largest in Southern California.

More Information

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The Music Library provides access to one of the largest academic music collections in North America and is the largest and oldest major music library on the West Coast of the United States. Its over 400,000 physical items span all genres of music, from ancient times to today. The Music Library is one of the most used UCLA Library spaces and collections, with over 100,000 visitors and over 35,000 items checked out each year. It supports music study and performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music(opens in a new tab), UCLA in general and throughout Southern California.

Always inventive, the Music Library has a long history of forward-thinking services and projects. It has produced concerts and music programs for over 70 years and published music literature for over 45 years. The Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, administered by the Music Library, supports contemporary music in a wide variety of ways, including sponsoring conferences, exhibitions, concerts, residencies, composition competitions and commissioning new works. The Music Library also offers an audiovisual maker’s space, Studio A, and publishes the open-access Contemporary Score Edition(opens in a new tab). It is the first open access edition of new music published by a library.