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The Stony Brook University Music Library information, contact & resources.

Music Library Hours

Fall 2015 Music Library Hours

Monday, August 24 – Wednesday, December 16
    Monday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fridays:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday & Sunday:   2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Emerson String Quartet

G.Schierhorst meets Emerson String Quartet, Staller Center, 2/10/11

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Photos by: Keith Krejci

Welcome to the Music Library

With nearly 120,000 items, the Stony Brook University Music Library has one of the largest music collections on Long Island.  Our facilities, materials and services support the teaching, performance and research activities of the University’s prestigious Music Department.

Location:  Melville Library, 1st Floor West Wing, room W-1530.

Phone: 631-632-7097


New Databases

RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals indexes over 2,000 journals that address 19th-century music and musical life, and RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text) 


Classical Scores Library contains 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 scores. Classical Scores Library Volume II (coming soon) will contain 200,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 10,000 scores. This release includes 586 scores and 17,083 pages.

Harvard Online Resouces for Music Scholars provides a basis for beginning electronic research on a wide variety of topics in music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and performance practice. It collects links to archival collections, online scores and sound recordings; article indexes, discographies and bibliographies; scholarly societies; musical reference works; and a miscellany of useful websites.

The Library Music Source database, which provides orchestral parts crucial for auditions and performances, has been added to the collection.

Opera in Video will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

Developed by the Library of Congress, with assets provided by Sony Music Entertainment, the National Jukebox offers free online access to a vast selection of music and spoken-word recordings produced in the U.S. between the years 1901 and 1925.

Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection provides 24 hour online access to 3,000 opportunities in music and arts administration. New listings for auditions, teaching positions, administrative positions, competitions, grants, scholarships, and festivals are posted every day.

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Contact Information

Gisele Schierhorst
Office: 631-632-7560

Fax: 631-632-1741

Music Library Contact Information

Celeste Hessler
Music Library
631.632.7097 Music Circulation Desk

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