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The Music Library houses library collections supporting the coursework of AU academic programs in music and the performing arts. The collections represent a broad spectrum of subjects, periods, and styles, including classical music, musical theatre, jazz, blues, world music, and popular music. Some highlights include:

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Streaming audio/video databases
Access to streaming databases that include classical, jazz, musical theatre, and world music for both audio and film.
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Historic Sheet music
Over 12,000 scores are in our collection. This includes more than two hundred digitized items from our historical sheet music collection.
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CD collections
Over 11,000 CDs from a variety of genres including AU-related, Blues, Jazz, Opera, Rock, and more!
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DVD collections
This includes Films & Movies relating to music from genres such as Classical, Opera, World, Musical Theatre, etc.

In addition to the highlighted holdings we also have rare musical theatre recordings on vinyl, selected reference works including collected works by major composers, and reserves for Department of Performing Arts courses.


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Summer Hours 5/9-8/23
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Holidays and breaks, please check library hours for most up to date information or contact us at email/number above.


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Music and Dance Online

This featured database has works from thousands of respected partners, covers hundreds of genres from alternative to zydeco and from alternative dance to operatic arias, and encompasses a wide range of content formats - including scores, reference, and HD audio/video.

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