Music Library

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Carpeted indoor space with curved walls and high ceilings.
Phone Number
Old Cabell Hall
Email Address


The Music Library supports research in the following disciplines: musicology, theory and analysis, composition, performance, jazz, musical theater, ethnic and world music, popular music, and folk music. The Music Library has one of the most significant music collections in the southeastern United States and includes more than 135,000 books, scores, and sound recordings, as well as extensive online collections (including access to more than 500,000 tracks of music). It is the only Library location on UVA's Lawn. Use our online reservation system to reserve audio equipment.

Study spaces include the large, unique main floor, which has ample natural light and chairs and tables for working.

The lower level contains study carrels, reservable shelves, and tables among book stacks.

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Three examples of study spaces in Music
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Reservable study spaces

The Music Library's reservable study room is a semi-private space on the main floor. See availability and make a reservation.