The Peter Jay Sharp Library

Quick Links  
Log in to your Library account
ManxCat, our online catalog
Library privileges and policies. (Read this information!)
Listen to music online
Watch music films online
Use online reference resources
Phone Numbers
Reference desk: x4511
Main circulation desk: x4512
Audiovisual circulation desk: x4596
Peter Caleb, director of library services:  x4507
Jeff Gavett, technical services assistant:  x3462

  Anders Griffin, head catalog librarian:  x4522
David Perrot, technical services manager:  x3461
Richard Presser, recordings librarian:  x4508
Jose Ruiz, circulation manager:  X4509
Janet Weaver, catalog librarian: x4532
The Library has more than 20,000 CDs and 3000 DVDs; these are supplemented by nearly over one million tracks of streaming audio that you can listen to online. We offer a substantial collection of printed music, from solo repertoire to ensembles of ten or so (for bigger ensembles, visit the Performace Library), as well as study scores for a wide variety of orchestral and chamber music. Our books cover music (primarily classical and jazz) and the other performing and fine arts, as well as literature, history, philosophy, psychology, science, and more. Just off the main reading room, there are racks of music magazines and other popular titles like the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time Out New York, etc.

The Library is home to the Manhattan School of Music Archives, which includes recordings of many of the concerts that happen here (you’ll find these listed in the catalog).
Facilities and Services
WiFi and data ports are available throughout the Library. Off campus or on, your MSM ID card gives you access to various online resources; in addition to the streaming audio mentioned above, there are Grove Music Online,, JSTOR, and more. 

PCs are located at the back of the Library. Each is equipped with
USB and headphone ports (check out headphones at the CD circulation desk)
A CD/DVD drive
Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers
Microsoft Access, Excel, Paint, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word
Finale Notepad (for the full version of Finale, use the Mac near the main circulation desk)

Copy/Scan machines are located off the main reading room and near the CD circulation desk.