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Music Library


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 over 13,000 recordings focusing on classical music and jazz. Staffing for the Music Library includes one classified staff, and 6-9 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.

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. A copy machine is available, operated with Rebel Cards. The Music Library has two stations providing access to the library's catalog and four stations providing Internet, productivity software, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and more.

A group room is available for three to six people.

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.