The Roosevelt University Performing Arts Library features one of the best academic music and theatre collections in Illinois. The recently remodeled library and listening center offers over ninety thousand volumes including books, scores, recordings, video and numerous databases.
Strengths include history and performance practice of Western art music, contemporary music and jazz studies. The library also owns many critically edited complete works sets of individual composers and collections. Currently, the library carries over 100 periodical subscriptions both electronic and in print, and has complete runs of several important music and theatre journals. Follow this link to see complete journals holdings.
The Performing Arts Library archives contain many historically important documents, rare books, scores and sound recordings. In addition, the archives hold extensive material relating to the music school dating to its origins in the 19th century, including papers and large audio archives of Rudolph Ganz.
Richard Schwegel, Director 312-341-3648
Deborah Morris, Assistant Librarian & Cataloger 312-341-2328
Anita Hwang, Library Technical Assistant/Circulation Manager 312-341-2136
Carrie Portman / Chief Clerk 312-341-3651