Welcome to the Cook Music Library

About | Collections | Reserves | Research & Citation Help | Services | Technology

The William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University, recognized as one of the largest academic music libraries in the world, serves the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music and the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University. Its librarians and staff also support the graduate students enrolled in the nationally recognized Masters of Library Science with Music Specialization program.

IU has moved from Variations to Media Collections Online.
Click HERE to view how-to guides for importing, creating, and editing playlists.

Find books, scores, recordings:
IUCAT | WorldCat | Media Collections Online (formerly Variations)IU Pages Online (digital scores) | IU ScholarWorks Digital Repository |  Library of Congress | British Library Catalogues | The European Library (no longer updated) | Google Books | Lilly Library Sheet Music Collection |  Hathi Trust Digital Library

Find journal articles, magazine articles, and dissertations:
RILM Abstracts | Music Index | Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP) | IIPA | RIPM | RIPM Archive | JSTOR | Arts and Humanities Citation Index | ERIC Proquest  | Proquest Dissertations Database | IUScholarWorks Digital RepositoryComplete Database List A-Z

Find online reference & research tools:
Oxford Music Online (Grove) | Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music | RISM A/II | MGG Online | Music-in-Print | Index to Printed Music | Garland Encylopedia of World Music | Musical America | Encyclopedia of Music in Canada | Chicago Manual of Style | Digital Resources for Musicology | Cook Music Library Research & Citation Guides  | Albert Schatz Collection of Libretti |  The Leonard Bernstein Collection |  Vocal Masterclassics

Find streaming audio and video:
Naxos Music Library | DRAM | Smithsonian Global Sound  | Met Opera on Demand | Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall | Medici.tv | Dance in Video | Opera in Video | Theater in Video | Media Collections Online (Formerly Variations)

Find newspaper articles:
New York Times With Index | Los Angeles Times | LexisNexis Academic

Music Librarianship:
Music Librarianship Specialization | Dual M.L.S./M.A. Degree | Seminar in Music Librarianship | Music Library Association

TWITTER @iumuslib

Today's Hours

8:00am - 7:00pm All hours


  • Building Access From the Jordan Avenue entrance, take the elevator to Floor 1F. Turn left; the library is at the end of the hallway. From the western entrances (not Speech and Hearing), take the elevator up to Floor 1F. Turn left; the library is at the end of the hallway. Within the library, the elevator will give access to each floor. Building Access
  • Computer WorkstationsStudent Technology Center on first floor with 37 PC workstations and one Adaptive Technology workstation. Student Technology Center on third floor with 20 Mac workstations (18 with MIDI keyboards) and 53 PC workstations (19 with MIDI keyboards). Computer Workstations
  • PrintingBoth color and b/w printing are available in the library. Printing
  • Media Showing RoomCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting musched@indiana.edu. Media Showing Room
  • CarrelsStudy carrels are located on first and second floors. Jacobs School of Music graduate students may request a carrel assignment. Anyone may study at unoccupied carrels. Carrels
  • ScanningStandard sized scanners available on first floor across from circulation desk, and at STC stations 1-2 and 1-3. Large bed scanners available on third floor at STC stations 3-9 and 3-18. Scanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Two copy machines in the Copy Room, room 162. 14 cents a page with a Campus Access card, 20 cents using coins and one dollar bills. Color copying available on machines with IU login. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesLocated in the Reserve Room next to the circulation desk. Personal and AV reserves located behind circulation desk. Two reserve items may be checked out at a time. Reserve items are due in two hours unless otherwise noted on the item. Reserve Services
  • TechnologyJacobs School of Music students, faculty, and staff may come to the circulation desk to reserve and borrow digital audio recorders. Various adaptors and cables are offered as well. Jacobs School of Music faculty, students, and staff may reserve and borrow laptops, projectors, a webcam, and a PowerPoint presenter by contacting musicits@indiana.edu. Technology
  • Group Study SpaceCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting musched@indiana.edu. Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceThe second floor is reserved for quiet study. Quiet Study Space
  • Presentation RoomsCook Music Library seminar rooms (M263, M267, M271) may be reserved not more than two weeks in advance by contacting musched@indiana.edu. Presentation Rooms
  • Food ServiceFood and beverages are available at the Jacobs School of Music Cafe, just outside the entrance to the library. Open when classes are in session: Mon-Thurs, 8am-3pm, Fri. 8am-2pm. Closed during summer & breaks. Food and beverages are allowed in Cook Music Library. Food Service

Contact Info

Simon Music Library & Recital Center
location: 200 South Jordan Ave
mailing: 1201 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-8541
Philip Ponella
Philip Ponella - Director
(812) 855-2970

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