UWM Libraries have the largest collection of music in Southeastern Wisconsin, including 60,000 LPs, nearly 16,000 CDs, 30,000 books about music, and 30,000 pieces of printed music, plus millions of streaming tracks in our online databases. The Music Collection is part of the Golda Meir Library: check the Libraries' website for the most up-to-date hours and policies.
We also have a full-time Music & Performing Arts Librarian to help you with your classwork and advanced research. To set up a research consultation with the librarian, use this form. You can email your questions about music to our email or chat reference services at https://uwm.edu/libraries/ask/ or phone us directly at (414)229-6690.
At the start of the fall 2020 semester, only the Learning Commons section of the library will be open. You'll be able to request materials online or at the circulation desk, and they will be collected and brought to the desk for you. You can also continue to request articles, chapters, or sections of scores to be scanned and delivered to you electronically, by using the Interlibrary Loan form. If you have trouble figuring out how to access material you need, please use Ask a Librarian or email the Music & Performing Arts Librarian.
To request materials, find the item in Search@UW and use the "Local Request" button, as demonstrated in the video below. When your materials are ready for pick-up, you'll receive an email. Then you can pick the materials up at the library's main circulation desk.