Welcome to the Colburn Library!
School Library moved from its small, one-room location in fall 2007 with
the opening of the new wing of The Colburn School.
The beautiful new library
houses a growing collection of approximately 10,000 scores and parts,
7,000 audio-visual materials, and 3,600 books. The Library's collection
includes a substantial foundation of Western art music from all
historical periods, complete editions of the works of major composers,
as well as a core collection in the humanities and social sciences.
Users have access to many online resources, including the Grove
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, JSTOR and the Naxos Music Library. In addition to the circulating collection, the library also houses the
archive of Colburn School ensemble performances and master classes.
library facility includes a listening/viewing room outfitted with
Macintosh computers, study tables and carrels, and lounge seating for
Acquired in 2008, the library owns the Theodore Lettvin music
collection, which includes the pianist's scores with performance
markings. Other collections held by the library include the Frances and
Eleanor Meyers Chamber Music Collection and the Heller Audio/Video
Although check-out privileges are only available to Colburn School
students, faculty and staff, the public is welcome to use the library
and browse our collections.