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Music Library: Home

Welcome to the Music Library!

Need help with your research? ... We have all the resources you need right here in the Music Library!

Founders Memorial Library has created a LibGuide to help communicate important information from the University Libraries, and help with our digital resources during COVID-19.  Please check back frequently:

Music Librarian

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Sarah Holmes
Music Building 175
Subjects: Music

Loan Periods, Due Dates, Renewals

NIU Faculty - 16 weeks loan period for most items

NIU Staff/Retiree - 16 week loan period for most items

Honors Undergraduate/Graduate Students - 16 week loan period for most items

Undergraduates - 4 week loan period for most items

Standard Courtesy Card (adult, yellow card) - 4 week loan period for most items


Temporary Hours

 Temporary Hours:


June 27 - July 1

Mon 10-12, 1-4:30

Tues-Thurs 8:30-12, 1-:430

Fri 10-12, 1-4:30

July 4 - 8

Mon closed

Tue 2-4:30

Wed 8:30-12, 1-:430

Thurs 2-4:30

Fri 10-12, 1-4:30

July 11 - 15

Mon 10-12, 1-4:30

Tues 2-4:30

Wed-Fri return to normal hours


Summer/Intersession Hours

 Summer Session & Interim Session Hours


Monday -

8:30am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

These hours reflect most regular circumstances. 

Please note that the Music Library is generally closed during the weekend before a Monday holiday.

Click here to see any exceptions to the normal schedule.


NIU Music Library

What do we have in the Music Library?

  • 25,000+ music scores
  • 21,000+ books on music and
  • 10,000 recordings
  • Listening equipment
  • Headphones
  • Charging stations
  • Printer/Scanner/Copier
  • 3 public work computers
  • 10 public workstations equipped with music notation software
  • 8 private study rooms
  • 1 private group study space (ask about our 2nd floor classroom!)
  • "Chill Zone"