Expert assistance as you navigate the collections
With five librarians, two professional staff, six support staff, and approximately 45 student assistants, help is available whenever you visit the Cook Music Library. The faculty and staff are committed to helping you locate what you need for your research, utilize the technology on site, and discover new resources.
Inspiring learning environments equipped with versatile technology
The Cook Music Library has several spaces available to learn and create, including a soundproof distance learning/recording studio, a computing instruction classroom that includes MIDI keyboards, and three seminar rooms equipped with a piano, computer workstation, and audio/video equipment.
A conservation laboratory and fire-resistant vault storage room with a separately controlled/monitored HVAC system are used to preserve our collections.
Because audio and video technology is ever-changing, the library has a range of equipment available for listening and viewing, including reel-tape players, microfiche and microfilm readers, turntables, and audiocassette, laserdisc, VHS, CD, and DAT players.
Online resources and recordings
The library's reach extends well beyond shelves and vaults into the digital realm, where you can access audio and video collections, scores, publications, and reference tools.
Many of Jacobs' live performances are recorded and preserved digitally.Request a streaming or digital copy of a recording held by Cook Music Library