Using the Music Library during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this challenging time we are here to help you with your remote research needs. If you need assistance, please contact us through the chat box on this guide, send an email, or set up a virtual reference consultation.

  • Kerry Masteller, Research Services, Loeb Music Library (music specialist): email or schedule an appointment
  • Steve Kuehler, Research Services, Lamont Library (theater specialist): email

The best place to find updates and check in on the current status of library services is our Ask-A-Librarian FAQs.

Five Ways to Start Your Research

1. Get Background Info about people, genres, and shows. 

2. Search HOLLIS: try looking for a composer, songwriter, performer, or production. Use the facets on the left to limit your results (e.g. "Archives/Manuscripts," "Image," "Musical Score").

3. Find articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines; try the links in the Find Articles section of this guide.

4. Look for sources like production designs, photos, and manuscripts; see Find Primary Sources for tips to make your visit to a special collection run smoothly.

5. Talk to a librarian! We are delighted to help you, and many special collections hold valuable material that's not in the library catalog. An email or visit is the only way to find these hidden collections. For help, contact: