vinyl albumsThe Music Library collection at UCSB emphasizes musics 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, videos, and microforms (held at the Main Library, 2nd floor).


78-RPM DISCS in the UCSB Library Collections are CURATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL RESEARCH COLLECTIONS, not by the Music Library.

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Specialized (Restricted-Use) Collections in the Music Library

  • The Goethe Collection
    • nearly 200 items of historical and critical materials relating to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, including first and early editions of his writings and musical settings of his poetry.
  • "Cage" Collection
    • over 1200 historical scores and books, chiefly published in the late-17th through early-19th centuries. Our oldest item was published in 1594.
  • Music Department Performances
    • Archived recordings of faculty and student recitals are available for listening in the Music Library. Performers may request digital files of their performances by contacting cathy [dot] jones [at] ucsb [dot] edu (subject: inquiry%20about%20Music%20Dept%20concert%20recordings) (Cathy Jones) (805-893-2641).

Restricted-use collections in the Music Library do not circulate unless otherwise noted.​


Music holdings in the Department of Special Research Collections

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