The Music Library is currently closed to all patrons due to Covid-19. See our FAQ on reopening.

Please email library-music@ucsb.edu for further assistance.

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 period of quarantine and/or until we have staff in the buildings to process them.

  • Your due dates will be extended -- no overdue fines are being charged at this time.


The Music Library, located in the Music building, houses the majority of the Library's collections related to music. We are currently open by appointment-only for pickup of previously requested materials (see link above for more information on this process). We can also mail out materials you may request.

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 in the Main Library in the Microform Collection, located on the 2nd floor.