The following rules and procedures apply at all times:

  • Physical distancing should take place in the library at all times by observing signage and furniture restrictions. Masks are required.
  • Sitting on the floor is not permitted.
  • Study rooms are limited to one person occupancy.
  • Only current UR students, faculty, and staff may enter. No outside visitors. UR ID must be shown upon request.
  • Food and drink may only be consumed in designated areas.
  • All research and reference appointments with Linda Fairtile (music, dance, theatre) will be conducted via Zoom or email (

Spaces to accommodate students wishing to take online classes in Parsons Music Library are extremely limited. Use of headphones is encouraged. All seats in open study areas, as well as all study rooms, will be available by reservation only in order to accommodate demand.

Mary Morton Parsons Music Library

The Music Library is a resource for all UR students, faculty, and staff; members of the community are also welcome to visit. Our recent renovation created a greatly enlarged study area with many options for seating. We have over 13,000 CDs, 18,000 scores, and 12,000 books about all types of music and dance. Our DVD collection includes operas, musicals, dance performances, concerts, instructional programs, and documentaries. Also available are laptop computers, iPads, a printer, a photocopier, and a scanner.

Enter the Music Library via the second floor of Booker Hall or the third floor of the Modlin Center.

Related Sites

Music Subject Guide

Dance Subject Guide

Music Library Course Reserves

"Listening in": Music Library blog

Interlibrary Loan

Department of Music

Wireless Printing Instructions for Windows and Mac

Community Resources for Donating Music Materials