Located on the first floor of Wilson Library, the UNC Music Library is home to collections of easy-access music recordings, vinyl records and a variety of study spaces — all open to the University community.
“The collection itself and the services and spaces that we provide are all here to support the teaching, research and personal discovery of literally anybody that walks through the door,” Music Librarian Diane Steinhaus said.
The Music Library offers many amenities for community use, including music playback equipment, keyboards, scores, sound recordings, turntables and study rooms, Steinhaus said. It is one of several specialized libraries on campus.
Steinhaus said a variety of study spaces are available for students to use, such as individual carrels or group collaborative rooms.
“The nice thing about this library as opposed to other libraries on campus is you don’t feel closed in or crowded, you can always find a space to study,” Music Library Manager Margaret Neville said.
Many people enjoy the quiet environment, Neville said, and the library offers a place for students and faculty to relax.
All UNC students, faculty and staff, as well as any North Carolina resident with a UNC Borrower's Card, can access the Music Library.
One of the library's most popular features is its vinyl collection and turntables, Steinhaus said.
The library hosts over 23,000 vinyl records, which patrons can check out online to play at home or listen to on the turntables at the Music Library. The vinyl collection includes work by various artists, from Johnny Cash to J. Cole.