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About the CUA Music Library

The Music Library is located in Ward Hall with the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Its mission is to support the teaching and research programs of the School of Music by providing bibliographic and information service, and to support the mission of the University by collecting the music of the Roman Catholic Church. Holdings include about 25,000 volumes of scores and books on music; 6,000 compact discs; 4,000 long-playing records; 300 DVDs and 300 laser video discs. The library subscribes to hundreds of print and electronic journals and has several special collections. There are facilities for listening to streaming audio, CDs, cassette tapes, and LPs, and for viewing video discs, video tapes, and CD-ROMs. Five PCs with Internet access are available, as well as wireless Internet access. Notable online holdings include Classical Scores Library, Naxos Music Library, Grove Music Online, and International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP), in addition to general online resources such as JSTOR and Project Muse, which contain many music journals. The Music Library is open to the public (Hours). Borrowing privileges are extended to anyone with a valid CUA or WRLC ID. Please explore our website or call (202)319-5424 for more information.

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