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Music/Media Library

Located on the third floor of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, the Music/Media Library houses several thousand scores, print books, CDs and music discipline-related videos. The Music/Media Library and Hamilton Audiovisual Center provide a creative space for musicians to listen to music, watch performances, study scores, write research papers and attend specialized classes.

Students may bring their own laptop, or check out one from the Library Information Commons to obtain internet/computing access for their studies. Computers for the Library Catalog and the numerous music-related reference and streaming databases are available for research.

Noteworthy print databases include Grove Music Online, Music Index, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Music Periodicals Database and The International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM). Streaming audio/visual databases include the full gamut of Alexander Street Press products such as Classical Music Online, Opera in Video, and Jazz Music Online, as well as standalone Naxos Music Online, Database of Recorded American Music, and Met Opera On Demand.

Print books and music scores are in open stacks for browsing. Audiovisual materials, while in a closed stacks environment, are easily accessible via catalog search and a library call number provided to staff. While audiovisual materials and music scores are only available for checkout to current  members of the TCU community, in library use is open to everyone. Interlibrary loan privileges extend to current TCU Community and the Clark Society via the library website or through the ILL office on the second floor of the MCB Library.

The Music/Media Library also houses the archives for the TCU School of Music, beginning in 1949, and the Archives of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition Foundation. Both the Music/Media librarian and the Cliburn archivist/liaison for the School of Dance have offices in the Music/Media Library.

For more information, contact:
Cari Alexander
Music/Media Librarian