Music Library

The Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library serves the diverse teaching and research needs of the UC Berkeley Department of Music, which offers a general undergraduate major and graduate programs in musicology, ethnomusicology, and composition, as well as embracing a variety of performance activities. The library’s collections contain hundreds of thousands of volumes of books and printed music, sound and video recordings, and microforms in addition to extensive special holdings of manuscripts, rare materials, and archives. 

This library is wheelchair accessible.


Jun 16 - Jun 22
Location Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Music Library monthly calendar Closed 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed
Academic holiday
12 p.m.-5 p.m. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed
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  • Use online tools or connect with a librarian to achieve your research goals. 

  • The UC Berkeley Library provides special assistance to Library users with disabilities as they engage with the Library and its resources.

  • Make use of the printing and scanning options available at most library locations.

  • Learn how to access or place textbooks and other materials on digital course reserves.

  • Circulation Desk

    Check out and return books, pick up paged materials, or get help searching for an item. 

  • Reference Desk

    Get help finding items at the Music Library.

  • 510-642-9255 (642-WALK)

    Arrange free night-safety services, including a walking escort to get you home safely. 



Music Library exterior
Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

This library is wheelchair accessible.

Explore the Music Library


Physical access to the Music Library is open to all researchers and visitors without requirement of any identification, registration, pass, or prior arrangements. Certain services, collections, equipment, or rooms within this library may be available only to certain groups of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for further details.


The UC Berkeley Library’s collections are rich and bountiful — and they’re waiting to be explored by members of the UC Berkeley community and knowledge-seekers everywhere. Use UC Library Search, the University of California’s all-in-one-platform for discovery, to find books, journals, articles, and more, and check them out at libraries across the Berkeley campus and at other UC schools. Learn more about borrowing Library materials.

See more details about borrowing items from the Music Library, including vinyl and CDs. 


Photo duplication services

BookScan stations attached to printers are available in the entry level of the Hargrove Music Library (Room 119). Scans can be saved to a patron’s USB flash drive for free, or sent to an attached printer if a simple, printed “photocopy” is desired.

See the Print + scan page for printing prices and payment methods.

Special collections photographic services 

The Hargrove Music Library provides photographic services for special collections material, such as rare books and manuscripts. Please contact Matthew Weber for details.