Undergrad music students–Help out MPAL–Participate in our research project

MPAL is doing a study on how music students find music scores and recordings for their studies (remember the survey from last semester?). Now we’d like to do someone-hour focus groups to talk to you more in depth about this.

If you want to help and are a music student, please email slsnyde2@illinois.edu with your name, major, and year in school.

Participants will receive a $10 Espresso gift card.

We really appreciate your help as this will help us improve our Library services.

Thank you,

Music and Performing Arts Librarian

New online video resources for dance and opera

MPAL has two new video resources available: Dance in Video and Opera in Video.

Dance in Video

Performances and documentaries, searchable and browseable by artist, genre, and material type.


Opera in Video

Performances, interviews, and documentaries searchable and browseable


These new resources join Theatre in Video in our list of research resources available to U of I patrons.

Setting a default pickup location for library requests

Do you know that you can set a default pickup location for any items you request from other campus libraries or through iShare?

Go to the library catalog and log in (if you haven’t created an account yet you’ll need to do that).


Once you’ve logged in, click on “Preferences” from the menu on the right.


Select UIUC Music Circ (or another location of your choice).