Covid-19 Lockdown Information

The Music Library is currently closed for most services due to Covid-19. Please refer to our FAQ on reopening.

New! As of March 30, we now offer individual 45-minute research appointments. New! 
 At the moment, this service is limited to UCSB faculty and graduate students only.
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.
  • Returned books will remain on your library account for a 3-day quarantine before we check them in.
  • Your due dates will be extended -- no overdue fines are being charged at this time.

About the Music Library

The Music Library, located in 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 UCSB faculty and graduate students

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.