Services at the Music and Performing Arts Library

Reference & Instruction

Ask Us!

Help using the library and conducting research

Instruction sessions for courses

If you are a Music, Dance, or Theatre faculty member and would like an individualized library presentation for your students, please contact the Music and Performing Arts Librarian, via phone 217.244.4072 or email


Course Reserves

Information about accessing course reserves and instructions for placing items on reserve.

InterLibrary Loan

Request items not owned by the University of Illinois or the I-Share Library System.

My Library Account

See what you have checked out, when it's due, and renew it online.

New Titles List

Discover what new titles have been added to the Music and Performing Arts Library recently.

Recommend a Purchase

Recommend titles for the Music and Performing Arts Library to purchase in any format.


Computing, Printing, Scanning, and Copying

Information about hardware and software,scanners and copiers available in the Library.

iPads to Check Out

MPAL has iPads that circulate for one week. Ask at the Circulation Desk.

Wireless Access in the Library

Connecting phones, tablets, or laptops to the campus wireless network.

Printing from your Laptop in the Library

How to print from your own device in the Library.

Off-campus Access to Online Library Resources

To access our online resources from off campus, you must use your Net ID. In some cases you may need to use the VPN client.

Media Duplication and/or Reformatting

The Library does not offer this service to the public, but the School of Music Audio and Video Services does.