Music Library

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Music Library

Library Staff

We provide library instruction, and answer catalog, reference, and technology questions.

Anita Breckbill, Music Librarian

Colt Ballou, Music Library Assistant

Look for the Go to Libraries Tutorials icon throughout libraries for helpful tutorials.

Highlighted Databases Just a sampling of the over 250 sources you can search for materials

Music Periodical Indexes

Music Index A guide to music periodicals and literature from 1972 to present.
RILMA guide to publications about music from all over the world.

Audio Streaming

NAXOS Music LibraryA comprehensive collection of classical music .
Music & Performing ArtsA cross-search collection of music and performing arts.

Video Streaming

Opera in VideoThe most important opera performances, captured on video.
MET Opera on DemandInstant access to full-length Met performances.

Online Music Reference

Grove Music OnlineAn authoritative resource of diverse history and cultures of music and musicians from around the globe.
IMSLPPublic domain scores freely accessible on the internet.

Collections & Resources

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Music Library Holdings

The Music Library's holdings of books, scores, periodicals, CDs, LPs, videotapes, DVDs, and streaming databases include:

  • basic and research collections in music history and theory
  • major composers' collected editions and monuments of music
  • study scores and performing scores
  • bound and online sets of periodicals

View more information about Special Collections &
Collections from the School of Music Faculty

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Print, Copy & Scan

Printing and copying is available through the cloud-based Wepa station.

Self-service copying and scanning is available through a coin-operated copier/scanner.

Learn more about Wepa

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Listening, Viewing & Writing

Listening equipment: CD and cassette players, turntables, and dubbers for CDs, LPs and cassettes

Audio recorders available for check-out

Viewing equipment: televisions for VHS and DVDs

Writing stations: iMacs with midi keyboards for use with music-writing software, Sibelius and Finale

Dr. Raymond HagghHistory of the Music Library

The Music Library is one of six branch libraries in the UNL Libraries' system. It was established as a branch in the Westbrook Music Building in 1980, in part due to the efforts of the director of the School of Music, Dr.Raymond Haggh. The Music Library honored him in 1997 by naming the library's main room the Raymond H. Haggh Reading Room.

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