Music Library

UMKC's Music/Media Library is a rich resource for Conservatory students and faculty. Located on the ground floor of Miller Nichols Library, the Music/Media collection includes more than 130,000 music scores, audio recordings, video recordings, books, journals/magazines, and other materials, plus thousands more items online. Physical facilities include study space, a lab with listening stations and PCs including Finale and Sibelius music notation software, printing and scanning, and wireless connectivity. Reserve materials for Conservatory courses are located at the Music/Media Desk.

All UMKC students, faculty, and staff are automatically registered to borrow materials from the Music/Media Library. Use the library catalog to find materials. See the library's database lists for music and dance for online holdings. The MERLIN and MOBIUS consortiums and interlibrary loan service allow students, faculty, and staff to request materials from other libraries and have them delivered to UMKC.

Have a question about library resources or conducting research? Stop by the Music/Media Service Desk, email or call 816-235-1675. Online research guides are available for music and dance.

Conservatory students also use the rich collections of LaBudde Special Collections and its audio division, the Marr Sound Archives. Music collections in LaBudde include the Paul Creston CollectionAmy Cheney Beach CollectionSheet Music Collection, and numerous materials related to Kansas City music, especially jazz. The Marr Sound Archives is home to more than 350,000 sound recordings in a wide range of historic formats including LPs, 78s, 45s, cylinders, transcription discs, instantaneous-cut discs and open-reel tape.

For more information about UMKC Libraries, visit the UMKC Libraries web site.