Music & Dance Library

18th Ave. Library

The Ohio State University Music & Dance Library supports and strengthens music and dance performance, teaching, learning and research by providing comprehensive digital and print collections, together with a professional staff to facilitate their use.

At present, the collections include some 80,000 disc and tape recordings (including 28,000 CDs), 130,000 books and scores, 12,000 serials, 5,600 microfilms, a large collection of DVD and VHS videos, and a wide range of online research databases and streaming audio services. Most materials may be checked out to members of the Ohio State community using their Buck-IDs, and beyond the university through the OhioLINK and WorldCat interlibrary loan systems.

The Library also owns microfilm reproductions of the Deutsches Musikgeschichtliches Archiv of documents in Renaissance and early Baroque music, thousands of significant music manuscripts held in major English libraries, reproductions of early printed music and books on music at Harvard, and of most of Bach's and Mozart's manuscripts. The Library's collections have broadened from Western music to reflect the expansion of The Ohio State University School of Music programs in popular music, jazz and musics of the world's cultures.

NEW for 2020–2021

The library has established a one year subscription to Music Online: Classical Scores Library. You may also access this and many other electronic resources and databases from the main web site for the Ohio State Music & Dance Library.
Here is a summary from the company’s brochure:
"Music Online: Classical Scores Library is the largest and most authoritative resource of in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. This multi-volume series contains more than 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included.”
As with all electronic resources, the more usage they get, the more likely we will be able to continue our subscription in future years. Please note that there are some terms of use: “Licensed for OSU academic use only; any commercial use prohibited. Users may make one print or temporary electronic copy of a reasonable amount of data for personal use only. Systematic copying expressly prohibited. Database content may not be distributed to non-OSU users."

The Ohio State University Music & Dance Library
210 – 18th Avenue Library
175 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1307
614-292-2319, Fax 614-247-6794