The University of Illinois’s Music and Performing Arts Library is one of the largest at a public university. Its collections contain more than 765,000 volumes, including over 55,000 books, 520,000 scores, 19,000 microforms, 150,000 sound recordings, and over 20,000 items in other formats and media. The library supports a wide range of advanced programs in the School of Music, Department of Dance, and Department of Theatre, and collects widely in all three areas. The library’s reference collection is extensive, and the library has current subscriptions to many electronic resources in music, dance, and theatre. Bringing together these three areas facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue between performers of all kinds.

This blog is where we’ll share information about news and tools relevant to music, dance, and theatre researchers and performers, as well as information about new items in the collection. We’ll also post about news in the arts world that may be of interest to the Music and Performing Arts Library’s users.

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