Covid-19 Lockdown Information

The Music Library is currently closed for most services due to Covid-19. Please also refer to the general UCSB Library Reopening page.

New! Music Library individual research appointments are now available to all patrons,
both from campus and the community.

In addition, up to 5 patrons at a time may be onsite for Music Library research appointments.
Please visit this page for all the details. .

For all questions, we welcome your emails at library-music@ucsb.edu.


Library book drops are open for returns at the Music Library and at the Main Library.
  • We are now able to check in all returned items the same day that we collect them from the book drop.

About the Music Library

The Music Library, located in the 2400 wing of the Music Building, houses the majority of the UCSB Library's collections related to music. During Covid-19, we are only open by appointment for certain services:
  1. pickup of previously requested materials (a mail-out option is also available)
  2. individual research appointments for all UCSB campus affiliates

Our collections emphasize music of the Western art traditions and diverse world cultures, particularly the vernacular and traditional music of Eastern Europe, India, the Middle East, and the United States. Formats include books, scores, sound recordings, journals, and videos.

Music-related microforms are held at the Main Library in the 2nd-floor Microform Collection. During the Covid-19 lockdown this collection is not directly accessible, but patrons may request to view individual microfilms through the Special Research Collections Appointment Program.