Department of Music

Music Library

The UNLV Music Library, located in the Beam Music Center, is the newest of three branch libraries on campus. Administratively a part of the UNLV Libraries system, the Music Library's primary goal is to support the curriculum of the Music Department and the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. The Music Library includes:

  • 30,000+ scores, many with performance materials
  • 9,000+ sound recordings
  • 1,200+ video recordings
  • Wireless connectivity for laptop use
  • An in-house audiovisual playback system with CD, DVD, VHS, and mini-disc capability, including:
    • 12 user carrels with monitors and remote control keypads
    • A group listening room with speakers and a 42-inch plasma monitor (capacity three to six persons)
  • Specialized lists of audio and video recordings in heavily used areas
  • A monthly listing of new books, scores and recordings in music recently added to the collection
  • A growing selection of electronic resources available from off campus to students and faculty
  • Collected sets (complete or in progress) for more than 90 composers
  • A standard collection of monuments and major music research serials
  • A growing collection of music facsimile reprints
  • Interlibrary loan and Link+ items can be requested via the library website and picked up at the Music Library upon arrival (selected requests can also be delivered electronically via the Library's web site)
  • Physical course reserves (including items normally shelved at Lied Library) maintained in the Music Library for class use
  • Electronic sound reserves (streaming video reserve capability is under development)
  • Group listening room with A/V capability available for small seminars
  • Classes of up to 20 can be accommodated by the library's A/V playback system for simultaneous viewing in up to 12 carrels.

Student Workers

The Music Library employs six to seven student workers. If you are interested in working in the Music Library, contact Cheryl Taranto to inquire about openings. Student employees must have work-study funding. Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for information on how to become approved for work-study funding.