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 QCard (college ID) is required to pay for scans or copies. To add money to your ID, go to the QCard 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.

Computers and Printing

circulating technology

Macbooks, iPads, iPod Touches, and Tripods may be checked out by currently enrolled Queens College students. The Music Library does not have PC laptops. Please go to the Benjamin Rosenthal Library for PC laptops.

Loan Period
Macbook – 5 hours
iPad, iPod Touch, Tripod – 7 days
Overdue Fees
Macbook – $15 per hour per item (including bag, mouse, charger, etc.) with a maximum fine of $360
iPad, iPod Touch, Tripod – $15 per hour per item (including bag, charger, etc.) with a maximum fine of $140
Replacement Fees
Current actual price of a new laptop and/or charger similar to the loaned laptop in terms of quality, durability, and performance

Patrons will sign a laptop agreement indicating that they understand and agree to comply with the policies and procedures of the Music Library.

The patron must bring the laptop and charger to the Music Library. Laptops will not be renewed if there are no other laptops available for loan at the return time. Laptop must be checked in one hour prior to closing.

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Print jobs may be initiated from any college workstation in the Music Library, including the laptops circulated by the Music Library.

There are two student photocopiers is located on both floors of the Music Library in the copy room and makes 8½ x 11 and 8½ x 14 copies and scan materials to an email inbox free of charge.

Printing is not free in the Music Library. Current students, staff, and faculty can print items from any computer in the Music Library to the pay-to-print station. You will be required to create a password to retrieve your materials at the pay-to-print station. Once you have sent materials to the printer, you will need to log into the pay-to-print station with the password you created and pay using your QC ID prior to receiving your printed materials. A QCard (college ID) or a Print Card (for non QC patrons), which can be purchased at the QCard Office in the One Stop Center, is required to pay for printing.

The photocopier also uses QCards (college ID) to pay for copies. To add money to your ID, go to the QCard Office.


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 request for a Music Acquisition Request Form:

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