University of North Texas - Music Library
academic music collections in the United States - contains over 300,000 volumes of books, periodicals, scores, dissertations, and reference works in many languages, as well as nearly 900,000 sound recordings in a variety of formats, including cylinders, reel-to-reel tapes, 45/33/78rpm records, compact discs, and digital tape recordings.
The Music Library's collection of rare books and scores contains material ranging from medieval manuscripts to autographed first editions of twentieth-century composers. Original and facsimile scores include a noteworthy collection of works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, first editions of Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, and several eighteenth-century operas. Books of note include the first edition of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Giuseppe Tartini's 1767 Principi dell' armonia musicale contenuta nel diatonico genere.
HoursMonday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 1 p.m.-2 a.m.