Mendel Music Library

Sheet music and violin as background for Mendel Music Library branch site header

Today's Hours

  • Open
    8:30 am to 11:45 pm
    For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule

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Welcome to the Mendel Music Library

This library holds books, scores, microfilms, and sound and video recordings focused on all aspects of classical, popular, and world music, jazz, and dance, and offers playing and viewing equipment for all media formats.

Mendel Music Search by Format

Attention: Using the above search for "Audio" and "Video" will only return items held in the Mendel Music Library

Please be aware that Mendel Music Library has many items that are available in electronic format or are held in offsite locations.  If you are having problems getting results, try using the "Books+" search.

New E-Resource

Princeton faculty, students and staff can now access Met Opera on Demand!

New to Met Opera on Demand: Lehár's The Merry Widow

Met Opera on Demand: Student Access offers Princeton University users instant access to more than 500 full-length Met performances, including stunning HD videos from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935.  All videos include English subtitles, and recent HD videos include subtitles in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and/or Swedish.  New titles are added every month, with most of the Met’s Live in HD programs coming online a few months after their live transmission date.  Every opera includes an English synopsis, with synopses in multiple languages available for many operas. 

 Princeton University Concerts Display

This fall, the Mendel Music Library continues to celebrate the Princeton University Concerts and nearly 125 years of great music making. Enjoy the display prepared by John Burkhalter in the three exhibit cases on the first floor of the library, which features programs, announcements, photos, correspondence, and other materials documenting performances from 1900 through 2015. You'll be amazed by the number of famous artists and ensembles that have performed at Princeton over this span of years.