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Crane Library

Picture of circulation desk in the Crane Library.

The Julia E. Crane Memorial Library is the branch library for music, located in Schuette Hall of the Crane School of Music complex. Since 1927, it has been the music information center for our students, faculty, and local music-lovers.

The collections cover the heritage of Western music, from the ancient Greeks to the newest music, from jazz legend Louis Armstrong to contemporary composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich, from the 16th-century English composer Robert Johnson to the 20th-century Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson. Printed music, CDs and DVDs, and books and magazines about music and musicians may be found, used, and enjoyed here.

Individual spaces within Crane Library lend themselves to study needs and musical enjoyment. Reading tables are wide enough to spread large printed scores. Within the library is the Crane School's computer lab, where books and scores may be brought for use while writing papers. Comfortable chairs by the large windows at each end of the facility encourage casual reading, and the Seminar Students working in computer lab.Room may be reserved for group study and meetings. Our distinctive listening rooms allow for viewing and listening privately and without interruption.

Do you need help in research? Or recommendations for what to listen to next? Or help looking for music to perform? Ask the Crane Librarian, Edward Komara, and the knowledgeable Crane Library staff, available weekdays and some evenings, and by appointment.