Welcome to the Music and Performing Arts Library. Beginning in Spring 2008, the Music and Performing Arts Library incorporated materials relating to theatre into its collections. We are now the primary resource for patrons studying acting, directing, costume design, scene design, lighting and sound design, theatre history, and criticism. We also house playscripts and (some) journals. We don't have (for the most part) dramatic works of Shakespeare and related authors or materials relating to dramaturgy. Those materials are held at the Literatures and Languages Library. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library also has rich collections supporting the study of theatre.
This guide is designed to help you begin your research and give you an idea of the resources available to you. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email or phone and/or stop in the Library.
We look forward to seeing you in the Library!
This guide was originally authored by former English Librarian Kathleen Kluegel and has been updated by others over time.