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Services at the Music and Performing Arts Library

Reference & Instruction

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Help using the library and conducting research.

Instruction and Tours for Courses

MPAL offers tours and in-class instructions sessions for courses. Tours introduce students to the library space and services, while instruction sessions introduce students to the library resources available to them so that they can meet the research requirements of the course.


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.

Loanable Technology

MPAL has external CD/DVD drives, charging cords, adapters, and other items to check out. Ask at the Circulation Desk.

Wireless Access in the Library

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

Connecting to Library Resources from Off-Campus

Connecting via the library website is recommended, but other option, such as VPN, are also available.

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.