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About this guide

The Sibley Music Library is the largest academic music library in North America, founded in 1904 as a public music collection open to “all the music lovers of Rochester.” This guide will point you to many of the resources that are available here.

For general help explaining how to search our catalog, click here.

Sibley Music Library

Location and Hours


Miller Center, 27 Gibbs St.

across the street from Eastman School of Music

2nd – 4th floors
Phone (Library Office): 585-274-1350
Phone (Reference): 585-274-1320
Phone (Special Collections): 585-274-1335
Phone (Circulation Desk): 585-274-1300
Fax: 585-274-1380

Hours During School Terms

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need in the Sibley/UR collection? You can request to borrow an item from other world-wide libraries using ILLiad, an online Interlibrary Loan service available for students, faculty and staff with a current NetID. 

Find items in WorldCat, then click the Sibley ILL link at the top of the record. If you need assistance, please ask at the Reference Desk.

Log in to ILLiad.

Recommend a Purchase

You can recommend purchases of scores, audio/video recordings, or books. Please notify Music Librarian Jon Sauceda with recommended titles.




Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Here are some online resources that will assist in performing music research. These all require login with a current NetID and password.

Finding Articles

These are chiefly full-text article resources. They all require login with a current NetID and password.

Audio and Video Streaming