Music Libraries in the Midwest

The Midwest Chapter has recently published the second edition of its Directory of Music Collections in the Midwestern United States, which is currently available via the MLA Clearinghouse.

Below is a partial list of libraries in the Midwest region. Please feel free to email the webmaster, Rebecca, at [email protected] if you would like to have your library added to the list, or if you would like to correct link.


University of Iowa Rita Benton Music Library


DePaul University Music Library
Northwestern University Music Library
Roosevelt University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Music Library
VanderCook College of Music


Indiana University William and Gayle Cook Music Library
The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library music page
University of Notre Dame Music Library


University of Kentucky Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library & Learning Center
University of Louisville Dwight D. Anderson Music Library

Michigan State University Fine Arts Library
University of Michigan Music Library
Western Michigan University’s Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library


St. Olaf College Halvorson Music Library
University of Minnesota
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Kiyo Suyematsu Music Library


University of Missouri–Kansas City Music/Media Library
Washington University in St. Louis Gaylord Music Library


Bowling Green State University Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives
Cleveland Institute of Music
Oberlin Conservatory Library
The Ohio State University Music and Dance Library


Lawrence University Seeley G. Mudd Library Music Collection
University of Wisconsin-Madison Mills Music Library
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library Music Collection

Other Music Libraries’ Web Sites

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Music Libraries