UMKC's Music/Media Library is a rich resource for Conservatory students and faculty.

The Miller Nichols Library is the place for Conservatory students to study and research in a comfortable environment with books, scores, recordings, technology and services all close at hand. The Music/Media collection, located on the Miller Nichols Library ground floor, provides over 130,000 music scores, audio recordings, video recordings, books, journals/magazines and other materials, plus thousands more items online. Dance and theatre books are located on upper floors of the Miller Nichols Library. Physical facilities include study spaces, listening and viewing equipment, a PC lab including Finale and Sibelius music notation software, printing, scanning and wireless connectivity.

All UMKC students, faculty and staff are automatically registered to borrow library materials. Use the library catalog to find materials. See the library's database lists for dance, music and theatre 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 dance, music and theatre.

Conservatory students also use the rich collections of LaBudde Special Collections and the Marr Sound Archives. Performing arts include the Paul Creston CollectionAmy Cheney Beach CollectionSheet Music Collection, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre Collection and numerous materials related to Kansas City music, especially jazz. The Marr Sound Archives is home to over 400,000 sound recordings in a wide range of historic formats including LPs, 78s, 45s, cylinders, transcription discs, instantaneous-cut discs and open-reel tape.

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