The John de Lancie Library is located in the Milton L. Rock Resource Center, 1720 Locust Street.
During the school year, the library hours are as follows:
|Monday through Friday||9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||1 p.m.–6 p.m.|
Michelle Oswell, Director of Music Library Information Resources
Kenton Meyer, Assistant Librarian
Emily Butler, Catalog Librarian
Helene van Rossum, Archivist
Darryl Hartshorne, Circulation Manager
Barbara Benedette, A/V Desk and Bindery Manager
The Audio/Video Desk, located on the fourth floor of the Rock Resource Center, maintains a collection of audio and video recordings of Field Concert Hall recitals and most other school and special events, such as orchestra concerts, alumni recitals, and operas. CDs and DVDs are available for listening and viewing. In-house viewing can be done in the listening room on the third floor or the headphone listening room on the fourth floor. Students may also make copies of their own performance CDs in the library.
The orchestra library is located on the fourth floor of Lenfest Hall. Managed by orchestra librarian Holly Matthews, it houses some 1,400 sets of orchestral parts and scores, many of which came from the collection of famed conductor Max Rudolf. These parts are available not only for Curtis Symphony Orchestra activities, but also for use by students in other school-related performances, audition preparation, and general study.
The Curtis Archives document and preserve the history of the Curtis Institute of Music and make its records and materials available to the greater Curtis community and researchers. Use of some materials may be restricted by limitations imposed by law, donor stipulations, Curtis policies, or preservation concerns. The archives are open by appointment only. For more information, please contact the archivist.