Housed in the Schoenberg Music Building and part of the the UCLA Library, the UCLA Music Library has one of the largest academic music collections in North America and the largest in Southern California. The music library supports the Herb Alpert School of Music, any class at UCLA with a music or audio component, and the general music community at UCLA and in Southern California.
The UCLA Library subscribes to almost every major online resource for music covering article databases, ebooks, and online audio. With approximately 80,000 books, 115,000 scores, over 100 journal subscriptions, almost 200,000 sound recordings in a variety of formats, as well as visual media and an exhaustive collection of facsimiles of music scores, the resources for music research and study span all genres of music from ancient times to today: all the musics of the world.
Besides providing services to those who study and enjoy music, the Music Library serves as a venue for music-related events such as the Music Library Mid-Day Recital series. This series is designed as a stress-free space for students to try out new material, perform with fellow students, faculty, and friends, and experiment with their performances.
Research assistance is available at the library’s service desk, Monday through Friday, during all hours the Music Library is open. You can also schedule a consultation with a subject specialist.