Curtis Institute of Music Library
1720 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 893-5265

Fax: (215) 893-9065



Request an Item

The library welcomes requests from current students, staff, and faculty. NOTE: If the item falls outside the scope of our collections or budget, we may use Interlibrary Loan instead.


Request an item


Faculty Services

  • Course Reserves
    We offer course reserve for books, articles, and A/V materials. Articles and A/V material can either be put on hard-copy reserve or posted on your course’s Canvas site. To put items on library or electronic reserve for your courses, please fill out the appropriate forms either before the beginning of the semester or 72 hours before needed. Contact Pete Williams with any questions.

    Course reserve form



  • Textbook Orders
    The library handles all textbook orders for musical studies and liberal arts courses. To request textbooks for the upcoming semester, please fill out the textbook order form. To ensure the textbooks arrive in time, allow two weeks for ordering and delivery. Books are placed in room Lenfest 407 for pick-up once they arrive. Contact Emily Waters with any questions.

    Textbook order form





  • Course Guides and Library Instruction
    The library offers course-specific bibliographic instruction and guides for your class upon request. See Libguides for examples of past course guides or contact a librarian for further information.