Library and Archives
The Lila Acheson Wallace Library is a comprehensive resource for the School's performance and research needs. The collection includes more than 85,000 music performance and study scores, including scholarly editions of composers' collected works and other historical editions; 27,000 books (both print and e-books) on music, dance, drama, and general academic subjects; 26,000 sound recordings (LPs, compact discs, reel-to-reel, cassette, and DAT tapes), and 3,000 videos.
Visiting the Library and Archives
Library hours, directions, and contact information. Please note that the Juilliard Library's materials circulate only to current Juilliard School students and faculty members. Outside users may make appointments to view materials that are unique to Juilliard's collection.
The Juilliard School Archives is open to scholars and researchers on an appointment basis. Find out more about this extraordinary collection and how to access its holdings.
Learn more about JUILCAT, Juilliard's library catalog site; the JUILCAT Plus database, which serves as a research gateway for members of the Juilliard community; and how to access numerous subscription-based online research tools.
The Juilliard Manuscript Collection
View our digitized collection of 140 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers' proofs, and first editions, including the late engraver’s proof of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with hundreds of markings and annotations by the composer; the original manuscript of Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge in his arrangement for piano, 4 hands; and the last scene of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
The Peter Jay Sharp Special Collections Room includes numerous rare printed editions, manuscripts, manuscript facsimiles, and archival collections.
Jmedia is The Juilliard School's digital repository for recordings of past performances presented by Juilliard students and faculty. Full recordings are available to members of the Juilliard community (login and password required); members of the public may view performance metadata and programs.
Friends of the Library
As a Friend of the Library, you support this extraordinary resource and enrich the education of aspiring, young performers. Your tax-deductible contribution, which many corporations will match, will help The Juilliard School remain at the forefront of performing arts education.