Cook Music Library Technology

The Cook Music Library offers over 150 computers for use by library patrons. Most are found in two large clusters on the first and third floors of the Music Library and are supported by IU's University Information Technology Services (UITS) in partnership with Libraries Information Technology and Music Information Technology Services. All computers include standard professional software for office applications, graphic design, music notation, digital music library, and other specialized music software packages. Please see the section below for information on getting help using Music Library Technology. 

Wireless Networking

The IUB Libraries partner with UITS to provide wireless access throughout the public areas in libraries around the IU Bloomington campus. IU students, faculty, staff and affiliates should connect to IU Secure, the University's primary wireless network. Visitors to campus should use the AT&T Wireless Network available throughout campus.

Visitors may request a free Library Guest Account at the circulation desk in any IUB library.  Some libraries have Library Express workstations that provide access to the library catalog and selected information resources without a login.
Priority use of library workstations is for students, faculty and staff of Indiana University.  Non-affiliated library users with Library Guest Accounts may be asked to relinquish the workstations to the priority users. All users are asked to please note our statement on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers.


Printing is available for IU Bloomington students and faculty through their University accounts. [About Printing at IUB] IU students and faculty may print from the IU wireless network. [Instructions on configuring your personal computer.]
Plotter printers are available in the Wells Library and the Indiana Memorial Union for printing larger items. 
Computers in the Cook Music Library

Music Library M160 ComputersThe first floor cluster (M160) contains Windows PCs. Most have a 5 channel headphone amplifier to enable group listening, a full range of software, and is connected to a high volume, large format printer, connected to the University's Printing system. There is one workstation on a motorized adjustable table for disability accomodation. Another workstation includes a microfilm scanning station for digitizing microfilm.




The second floor, intended to be an area for quiet study has no large clusters of computers but has 3 Windows PCs intended primarily for quick access to email.

Music Library Second Floor Computers

The third floor includes 2 clusters. M360 contains 20 Macintosh computers each with an attached MIDI keyboard for use with music notation and other music software. Most of these iMacs include an 8 channel audio interface. Additionally there are Windows PCs with attached keyboards. 

Music Library M360 Computers
One computer has a an attached large format scanner.
Music Library Scanner

The M373 Classroom contains 30 Macintosh computers each with an attached MIDI Keyboard (5 of which have a full 88 key keyboard). There is an instructor's station connected to a projector. This room is scheduled for classes. Ad hoc reservations may be made by emailing musched (at) indiana (dot) edu. When not in use for class, it functions as an open lab. 
Music Library M373 Computers
All computers on the third floor have a 5 channel headphone amplifier to enable group listening, a full range of software, and are connected to a high volume, large format printer, connected to the University's Printing system.
Music Library Printer

Getting Help

Documentation and Handouts are available via the Indiana University Knowledge Base and on the Music Library Tutorials page. Additionally, manuals for many of the applications are available in the Music Library's open reserve room on the first floor. Consultants are periodically available on the first and third floor to answer general computing questions. For specialized questions and music software related questions contact the Music Library Technology Office on the third floor (room 383) or by emailing mltech (at) indiana (dot) edu.