Music Library Services

Multimedia Services

Listening & Viewing Stations

In addition to our computers, which are capable of playing CDs and DVDs, the Music Library also has a number of listening stations that allow patrons to listen to cassettes and LPs. These listening and viewing stations are located on the bottom floor. There is one tape deck, two LP players, and two VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray players. Patrons can check out headphones at the circulation desk or use their own.

Microform Reader/Printer

Microfilm and microfiche can be read, scanned, and printed in the Music Library. A machine that reads and prints from both microfilm and microfiche is located on the main floor. A Q-Card (college ID) is required to pay for scans or copies. To add money to your ID, go to the Q-Card Office.

Collections & Equipment

CD, DVD, LP, and VHS Collections

The Music Library has a collection of 10,000 LPs, over 10,000 CDs, over 100 DVDs, and 140 VHS videos. All can be located in the CUNY Catalog. Circulating CDs (indicated by “Circ CD” in front of the call number) circulate for seven days, while non-circulating recordings (e.g. recordings on reserve, Schwarz CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes) can only be used in the Music Library. To check out recordings, take the call numbers of the recordings you want and validated ID to the circulation desk. You can also check out headphones to listen to or view non-circulating recordings in our media center/listening area.

Loan Periods

Circ CDs1 week
Schwarz CD1 week
Videos4 hours
DVDs4 hours
LPs3 hours


Macbooks may be checked out by currently enrolled Queens College students for five hours at a time. (The Music Library does not have PC laptops. Please go to the Benjamin Rosenthal Library for PC laptops.)


The Music Library holds almost 1,300 reels of microfilm and 6,000 microcards. These include back issues of periodicals, doctoral dissertations, musicological and theoretical treatises, and other miscellaneous items. All microform materials are indicated by an MF or MC in front of the call number. These are located in special files near the circulation desk. Please ask for microfiche or microfilm materials at the circulation desk.


Music Acquisition Requests

If there is a book, score, recording, or video you would like to see included in the Music Library collection, please use the Music Acquisition Request Form:


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