Cook Music Library Technology

The Cook Music Library offers over 150 computers for use by library patrons. Most are found in two large clusters on the first and third floors of the Music Library and are supported by IU's University Information Technology Services (UITS) in partnership with Libraries Information Technology and Music Information Technology Services. All computers include standard professional software for office applications, graphic design, music notation, digital music library, and other specialized music software packages.

Getting Help

Documentation and handouts are available on the Indiana University Knowledge Base and on the Music Library Tutorials page. UITS consultants are periodically available on the first and third floors to answer general questions.

For music software related questions contact the Music Library Technology Office in room M383 on the third floor of the library, or by emailing mltech (at) indiana (dot) edu.

Wireless Networking

The IUB Libraries partner with UITS to provide wireless access throughout the public areas in libraries around the IU Bloomington campus. IU students, faculty, staff and affiliates should connect to IU Secure, the University's primary wireless network. Visitors to campus should use the AT&T Wireless Network available throughout campus.

Visitors may request a free Library Guest Account at the circulation desk in any IUB library. Priority use of library workstations is for students, faculty and staff of Indiana University.  Non-affiliated library users with Library Guest Accounts may be asked to relinquish the workstations to the priority users.

All users are asked to please note our statement on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers.


Printing is available for IU Bloomington students and faculty through their University accounts. [About Printing at IUB] IU students and faculty may print from the IU wireless network. [Instructions on configuring your personal computer.]

All Music Library computers are conected to the University's printing system and print to high volume, large format printers.


Plotter printers are available in the Wells Library and the Indiana Memorial Union for printing larger items. 

Computers in the Cook Music Library

The first floor main cluster (M160) contains Windows PC's. Most have a 5 channel headphone amplifiers to enable group listening, have a full range of software, and two of the workstations are connected to scanners.


In addition, there are two smaller clusters of Windows PC's on the first floor intended for quick access to email and the University's printing system.

The second floor, intended to be an area for quiet study, has no large clusters of computers but has 3 Windows PC's intended primarily for quick access to email.

The third floor (M360)  includes clusters of Macintosh and Windows computers. The workstations in the cluster of 21 iMac computers each have an attached MIDI keyboard for use with music notation and other music software. Most of these iMacs include an 5 channel headphone amplifier, and two are connected to large format scanners.


The largest of the third floor (M360) Windows PC clusters is designated for group study.


The other third floor (M360) Window PC clusters are connected to MIDI keyboards, and are intended for private study.


The M373 Classroom contains 33 Macintosh computers each with an attached MIDI Keyboard (5 of which have a full 88 keyed keyboards), and an instructor's station connected to a projector. This room is scheduled for classes and functions as an open lab when not occupied by a class - the class schedule is posted on the door and is updated weekly. Ad hoc reservations may be made by emailing musched (at) indiana (dot) edu.