To support and strengthen music and dance performance, teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery and cultural growth.


We will provide the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the greater Indiana University community with state-of-the art library resources and associated services by:

  • cultivating a physical and electronic environment that promotes teaching, learning, scholarship, and artistic achievement
  • exerting leadership in information technology within the University and at state and national levels to support student learning, educational attainment, and research
  • making connections to national and global resources that support scholarship and creativity
  • exercising vigorous management of our rich and varied collections
  • providing superior bibliographic control (cataloging) of collections
  • making our collections known to others through teaching, publication,and superior bibliographic control
  • providing innovative service to our clientele, who will become increasingly diverse, non-traditional, and interdisciplinary, and who will increasingly be located at remote sites
  • educating clients to become self-reliant and discerning in the use of information resources
  • achieving excellence, efficiency, diversity, and accountability in our staff at all levels.


The Music Library's services benefit the citizens of the state and the scholars and artists of the nation and the world, in addition to the students, faculty, and staff of Indiana University in Bloomington and on other campuses.

Approved by the Music Library Advisory Committee, 23 January 1998.

Updated 5 June 2012.

Filed Under: