vinyl albumsThe Music Library collection at UCSB emphasizes 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, videos, and microforms.


Specialized Music Collections

Special collections in the Music Library do not circulate unless otherwise noted.

  • The Goethe Collection

This collection houses 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.

  • Music Department Performances

Archived recordings of faculty and student recitals are available for listening in the Music Library. 

Performing Arts Collection (Department of Special Research Collections)

Significant collections of primary source music research materials are held in the Performing Arts Collection of the Department of Special Research Collections. located in the main library.

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