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Terrell Main Library

8am - 12am

Circulation Desk

8am - 12am

Research Help Daytime

10am - 12pm. 1:30pm - 5pm

Research Help Evening

7pm - 9pm

Libraries Administrative Office

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Writing Center Evening

7pm - 11pm

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Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545


The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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The Conservatory Library’s Collection consists of approximately 365,000 physical items, comparable to the largest music libraries in academic settings, both public and private. The collections include over 151,330 sound recordings, 153,000 musical scores, nearly 61,000 books about music, and 200 periodical titles. The library’s collection includes a substantial foundation of Western art music from all historical periods, complete editions of the works of major composers, and an ever-growing collection of traditionally underrepresented composers, American, ethnic, contemporary, jazz, folk, and popular music.

The digital collection is significant, with access to all the major music research databases, video streaming, sound recording streaming, digital score collections such as the Henle Library app, and portions of the Music Online Classical Scores Library.

Special collections represent various musical subjects, particularly jazz, early American music history, and stringed-instrument design and construction.