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The William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University, recognized as one of the largest academic music libraries in the world, serves the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music and the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University. The collection is comprised of over 700,000 catalogued items on 56,733 linear-feet of shelves.The staff includes five librarians, two professional staff, six support staff, and approximately forty-five student assistants. It occupies a four-floor, 55,000 square-foot facility in a wing of the Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center, dedicated in November 1995.

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Catalogs:
IUCAT | WorldCat | Library of CongressBritish Library Catalogues | The European Library | Monroe County Public Library | Lilly Library Sheet Music Collection | Google Books

Periodical/Journal Indexes:
RILM Abstracts | RILM Retrospective Abstracts | Music Index | IIMP | IIPA | RIPM | RIPM Archive | JSTOR | Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Reference Works:
Oxford Music Online (Grove) | RISM A/II | Music-in-Print | Garland Encylopedia of World Music | Musical America | Encyclopedia of Music in Canada | Chicago Manual of Style

Online Audio:
Variations | Naxos Music Library | DRAM | Smithsonian Global Sound

Online Video:
Met Opera on Demand | Medici.tv | Dance in Video | Opera in Video | Theater in Video 

Music Librarianship:
Music Librarianship Specialization | Dual M.L.S./M.A. Degree | Seminar in Music Librarianship | Music Library Association

 

Today's Hours

8:00am - 11:00pm See all

Amenities

  • Building Access From the Jordan Avenue entrance, take the elevator to Floor 1F. Turn left; the library is at the end of the hallway. From the western entrances (not Speech and Hearing), take the elevator up to Floor 1F. Turn left; the library is at the end of the hallway. Within the library, the elevator will give access to each floor. Building Access
  • Computer WorkstationsStudent Technology Center on first floor with 37 PC workstations and one Adaptive Technology workstation. Student Technology Center on third floor with 20 Mac workstations (18 with MIDI keyboards) and 53 PC workstations (19 with MIDI keyboards). Computer Workstations
  • PrintingBlack and white printing with print release stations, located across from the reference desk, and at first and third floor Student Technology Centers. Printing
  • Media Showing RoomCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting sbuzan@indiana.edu. Media Showing Room
  • CarrelsStudy carrels are located on first and second floors. Jacobs School of Music graduate students may request a carrel assignment. Anyone may study at unoccupied carrels. Carrels
  • ScanningStandard sized scanners available on first floor across from circulation desk, and at STC stations 1-2 and 1-3. Large bed scanners available on third floor at STC stations 3-9 and 3-18. Scanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Two copy machines in the Copy Room, room 162. 14 cents a page with a Campus Access card, 20 cents using coins and one dollar bills. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesLocated in the Reserve Room next to the circulation desk. Personal and AV reserves located behind circulation desk. Two reserve items may be checked out at a time. Reserve items are due in two hours unless otherwise noted on the item. Reserve Services
  • TechnologyJacobs School of Music students, faculty, and staff may come to the circulation desk to reserve and borrow digital audio recorders. Jacobs School of Music faculty, students, and staff may reserve and borrow laptops, projectors, a webcam, and a PowerPoint presenter by contacting musicits@indiana.edu. Technology
  • Group Study SpaceCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting sbuzan@indiana.edu. Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceThe second floor is reserved for quiet study. Quiet Study Space
  • Presentation RoomsCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting sbuzan@indiana.edu. Presentation Rooms
  • Food ServiceFood and beverages are available at the Jacobs School of Music Cafe, just outside the entrance to the library. Open when classes are in session: Mon-Thurs, 8am-3pm, Fri. 8am-2pm. No food, covered drinks only allowed in Cook Music Library. Food Service

Contact Info

Simon Music Library & Recital Center
200 South Jordan Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-2970 (general)
(812) 855-2971 (reference desk) (Fax)
Philip Ponella
Philip Ponella - Director
(812) 855-2970