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Opening hours

Lesson time

Monday - Thursday


9:30 - 16:00

12:00 - 13:30 circulation desk pauses


9:30 - 12:00

Lesson-free time
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 - 12:30

The lesson-free time is the semester break and the Easter holidays. Please also note: The library is completely closed in August and between Christmas Eve and Epiphany.


The library's collection currently comprises some 51,000 items of sheet music (including performance material for choirs and orchestras), 9,300 books (monographs and reference works), 12,000 audiovisual media (records, CDs, DVDs) and 30 periodicals. In addition to the physical collection, the library offers access to a number of electronic educational resources (→ Databases).

Digital resources

The library offers a selection of digital educational and academic resources . You can browse the range of literature and online resources on your subject, download full texts or sheet music and use multimedia content, or stream music from the Naxos Music Library.

Media search

  • The book and sheet music collections are organised according to the classification scheme for public music libraries. To make it easier for you to find your way around the library, you can view these here (in German):

  • Primo is our search engine for researching and ordering items, accessing your account and digital user services.

    Primo searches the library's collection and selected online resources. You will find books, sheet music, journals, CDs or DVDs from the library's collection that match your query. You can also use Primo to find articles, e-books or encyclopaedia entries from selected resources on the Internet. These include part of the library's digital offering as well as the most comprehensive directories academic Open Access articles and e-books. Your search query also browses the streaming service NAXOS and links you directly to the music you want listen to. To use the full range of functions, you must log in with your Windows/eduroam password.

  • The following videos provide an introduction to Primo

  • The library acts as an archive for theoretical theses submitted to the University from 2001 to 2017. An index is available here for the years from 2008 onwards.

Library team

Falk Hartwig Leiter der Hochschulbibliothek

Magdalena Grimm Bibliothek