Spring Hours: (1/28-5/21)
Monday - Thursday: 8:30AM - 9PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 5PM
Saturday - Sunday: 2-6PM
Wednesday 5/22 830-5PM
Thursday 5/23 830-5PM
Friday 5/24 830-5PM
CLOSED Sat. - Monday 5/25-5/27
Summer Hours (5/28-8/15)
Monday - Friday: 830-7PM
Emerson String Quartet
G.Schierhorst meets Emerson String Quartet, Staller Center, 2/10/11
See the Music Library
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.
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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.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
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.
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.