The Music/Media Library

Located on the second floor of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, the Music/Media Library houses several thousand scores, print books, CDs and music discipline related videos. Perched among the trees overlooking University Avenue, the M/M Library and Hamilton Audio/Visual Center provide a quiet creative space for musicians to listen to music, watch performances, study scores, write research papers and attend some specialized classes.

Students may bring their own, or check out laptops from the Library Information Commons to obtain internet/computing access for their studies. Computers for the Library Catalog and the numerous music related reference and streaming databases are available for research. Noteworthy print databases include Grove Music Online, Music Index, and Index to International Periodicals. Streaming audio/visual databases include the full gamut of Alexander Street Press products such as Classical Music Online, Opera in Video, and Jazz Music Online, as well as standalone Naxos Music Online and Database of Recorded American Music.

The print books and music scores are in open stacks for browsing. The audio/visual materials, while in a closed stacks environment, are easily accessible via catalog search and a library call number provided to staff. Audio/visual materials and music scores are only available for checkout to current TCU Community, but all are welcome to study materials within the M/M Library. InterLibrary Loan privileges are extended to current TCU Community via the library website or through the ILL office on the first floor of the MCB Library.

The M/M Library also houses the Archives for the TCU School of Music beginning in 1949. Special Collections and the Music/Media Library share the Archives of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition Foundation. Both the Music/Media Librarian and the Cliburn Archivist/Liaison for the School of Dance office within the Music/Media Library.

Visit the TCU Library's Music/Media Library Site.

MUSIC Library staff:

Cari Alexander, Head of Music/Media Library
Laura Ruede, Van Cliburn Archivist and Assistant - Music/Media Library


Texas Christian University
Music/Media Library
TCU Box 298400 - Fort Worth, Texas 76129
1.800.TCU.FROG
817.257.7667