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Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library provides services that support the curriculum in music as well as the music needs of the greater Harvard community. Study spaces include reading rooms, individual and collaborative listening/viewing spaces and carrels.

 

Contact Information

 
(617) 495-2794
muslib@fas.harvard.edu
Address:
Harvard University, Music Building, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
 
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HOURS OF OPERATION

 
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
General Hours
Reference Desk
Isham Memorial Library
 
 

ABOUT

 

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The library's general collections include about 91,000 books, 143,000 scores, 83,000 sound recordings and video formats and nearly 1,080 periodical titles.

Added Names/Aliases: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Isham Memorial Library, Archive of World Music

 

Collections

 

Overview

The Library's collections support research in a wide variety of musical disciplines including historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, composition and historically informed performance practice. See Loeb Music Library's Collections page.

Special Collections

Special collections include the Isham Memorial Library, a collection of rare original materials and facsimiles of musical sources, and The Archive of World Music, a sound recordings collection of archival field recordings and commercial recordings of ethnomusicological interest. All patrons wishing to use the library’s special collections materials housed in the Merritt Room must register for a Special Collections Request Account and place requests through the system.

 
 

LIBRARY STAFF

 
Linklater, Christina Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library and Houghton Music Cataloger Request an Appointment
Masteller, Kerry Carwile Reference and Digital Program Librarian Request an Appointment
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Visitor
  • Loeb Music Library admits all individuals who hold a current Harvard ID. Researchers and professional musicians who are not affiliated with Harvard are encouraged to contact Public Services in advance via e-mail (muslib@fas.harvard.edu) or at 617-495-2794, and will be required to present a valid photo ID and register at the Circulation Desk each visit. All patrons wishing to use the library’s special collections materials, housed in the Merritt Room, must register for a Special Collections Request Account and place requests through the system. Patrons who are not currently affiliated with Harvard University or who do not hold a Special Borrower Card will need to visit the Library Privileges Office at Widener Library after registering online to obtain a Harvard College Library Special Collections Card. Patrons are required to present a valid Harvard ID, HCL Special Borrower Card or HCL Special Collections Card at the library in order to use materials. For more information see Access to Special Collections

 
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • The library is accessible from the Paine Hall and Mason entrance. Follow the signs down the main corridor to the library entrance. An elevator services all floors of the library.Library staff are available to retrieve any materials on request. Computer workstations, listening facilities, and work surfaces are all accessible.For more information or to arrange for assistance in advance contact Public Services at muslib@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-2794. See Disability Services.

 

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