music library

What is music library?

music library meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A library containing a collection of materials on music and musicians, including printed and manuscript music scores, music periodicals, recorded music (CDs, audiocassettes, phonograph records, etc.), books about music and musicians, program notes, discographies, and music reference materials.Music collections in public libraries are selected and maintained for lifelong learning and leisure pursuits. Academic and conservatory libraries provide resources for music study and research, including original source materials (example: Columbia University Music & Arts Library). National libraries offer unique and often rare musical heritage collections (example: The Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress). Music librarians are organized in the Music Library Association (MLA). See also: International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.


reference: ABC-CLIO