Music Library Study Spaces. Photographer: Mike Marsland

The Music Library features three floors of study spaces, including carrels, large tables, and group study areas. Photographer: Michael Marsland.  

Today's Hours

Music Library8:30am – 4:45pm
Historical Sound Recordings10am-3pm (by appointment only)
Special Collections8:30am – 4:45pm
Oral History of American Music12pm – 4:45pm

In Focus

New Music Library Circulation Desk

The Music Library's renovation project, which started in June 2016, is now complete. The renovated space features a number of new facilities and services, including new study spaces, seminar rooms, circulation desk and exhibition areas.     

Willie Ruff. Photo by Harold Shapiro

The Gilmore Music Library is delighted to honor the 85th birthday of Prof. Willie Ruff of the Yale School of Music with a new exhibition, A Riff on Ruff: Yale’s Jazz Ambassador to the World. Prof. Ruff will also speak about a seminal series of interviews he conducted with some of the last surviving pioneers of jazz in 1974, at a talk on February 16th, 2017 at Sterling Memorial Library.