About the Music Library

The UNLV Music Library opened in August 2001 and is located in the Beam Music Center at the northeast corner of campus. The Music Library houses a small music reference collection and over 35,000 scores, 15,500 recordings, and 3,000 DVDs focusing on classical music and jazz. Services provided in the Music Library include circulation and general reference support. Staffing for the Music Library includes one classified staff and 6-9 student workers. The Fine Arts Librarian holds drop-in office hours at the Music Library to support in-depth reference and research questions.

The Music Library's primary goal is to support the curriculum of the School of Music and the teaching and research needs of faculty and students.

 Facilities and Technology

The Music Library has one private group room that sits up to six people. To reserve the group room please visit: https://www.library.unlv.edu/services/meeting_rooms.

The Music Library also has the following technology available:
  • Copy machine operated with Rebel Cards
  • 1 Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) Bookeye 4 scanner.
  • 1 catalog search station
  • 4 Dell computers with internet access, productivity software, Finale music notation software, and more...
  • 2 laptop computers with internet access and productivity software available for check out.
  • 2 MacBook laptops available for check out.
  • 5 Apple iPad's available for check out
  • 19 headphones available for check out
  • 4 USB CD/DVD drives available for check out
  • 2 external SD card readers available for check out

 Contact Information

Music Library Service Desk

Michael Platte, Operations Manager


Fall 2018 Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The Music Library will be closed October 26 & 28, November 11, 12, 22 & 23.