University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Music Library Staff


About the Music Library

Music Library Facts

The UNLV Music Library is the newest of the branch libraries on campus, opening in August 2001. It is located in the Beam Music Center at the northeast corner of campus. The Music Library houses a small music reference collection, approximately 29,000 scores, and nearly 12,000 recordings focusing on classical music and jazz. Staffing for the Music Library includes a Music Librarian, one classified staff, and 4-6 student workers. The Music Library's primary goal is to support the curriculum of the Music Department and the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. Tours of the facility can be scheduled by calling (702) 895-2541.

Services provided in the Music Library include circulation and reference. Reserve materials for classes in the Music Department are located in the Music Library. The UNLV Library Catalog will give information on reserve materials by typing in an instructor's name. Instruction sessions can be scheduled with the Music Librarian for both classes and individuals. A copy machine is available, operated with RebelCOPY Cards. Guest RebelCopy Cards are available for $8. The Music Library has two stations providing access to the library's catalog and two stations provinging Internet, productivity software, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and more.

Listening and viewing services are provided through a new state-of-the-art system that includes six listening/viewing carrels and the ability to handle multiple recorded formats. A group room is available for three to six people listening to or watching materials as a group.

Circulation privileges are as follows:

  • UNLV/CSN undergraduates: three weeks for most print materials, media varies by type
  • UNLV/CSN faculty: semester for most print materials, recordings two weeks
  • Public borrowers: two weeks for most print materials, recordings must be used in-house

You can contact the Music Library for more information at (702) 895-2541.