Music Library Main Reading Room. Photographer: Mike Marsland

At the heart of the Gilmore Music Library is our magnificent Main Reading Room, a custom-built facility constructed in a former courtyard of Sterling Memorial Library. Photographer: Michael Marsland       

Today's Hours

Gilmore Music 8:30am – 5pm
Circulation Desk 8:30am – 5pm
Historical Sound Recordings By Appointment
Oral History of American Music By Appointment

In Focus

Willie Ruff (photo by Michael Marsland)

Jazz musician Willie Ruff, founding director of the Duke Ellington Fellowship Program at Yale, returns to campus on Oct. 14 to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary. Through the Ellington program, dubbed The Conservatory without Walls, renowned musicians mentored and performed with young people at Yale and throughout New Haven. As Yale News reported in 2002, since the program’s inception in 1972, Duke Ellington Fellows had by then worked with an estimated 180,000 New Haven public school students. See full story.

Julia Wolfe

Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is pleased to announce that its cornerstone collection, Major Figures in American Music, is now accessible online.