Our collection is growing thanks to the $386,000 gift from the estate of Claude V. Palisca this past summer. Come browse our reference collection or the stacks to enjoy our newly purchased and bound books, scores, parts, and materials related to music. A big thank you to all in the Music Library and the Rosenthal Library for their help in processing these new resources!
In June, we will be renovating our circulation desk. During this period, all public services will be handled in our staff area. We apologize in advance for the noise and inconvenience this will cause, but we look forward to having a new, more efficient public services desk by the end of the summer!
About the Music Library
Supported by both the Aaron Copland School of Music and the Queens College Libraries, the Queens College Music Library has evolved into a first-class research facility and is the largest music collection in the CUNY system. The Music Library is located on two levels in the School of Music building and contains over 35,000 scores, 30,000 books and 20,000 sound recordings. The reference collection, including complete works of composers and monuments of music, is one of the best in the New York City area. Special Collections, in the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, holds the Karol Rathaus Archives and the K. Robert Schwarz Papers.