Skip to main content
Connecting with knowledge.
Scores, books, recordings and digital resources — all under one roof.

Library

 

Search the Discovery Catalog

The Discovery search allows you to search across the library's collections and includes:

  • Music, books, e-books, recordings, and streamed commercial and concert recordings owned by New England Conservatory.
  • Research databases like Academic One, Grove Music Online, Music Index, Naxos, Google Scholar, Britannica Encyclopedia, etc.
  • E-journal collections like JSTOR.  
Search the Classic Catalog

 

New England Conservatory shares a catalog database with other local schools through the Fenway Libraries Online.

You may use your NEC ID to borrow materials from all FLO libraries, in addition to the NEC library.

Discovery CatalogClassic Catalog

 

Library Hours

Mondays through Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive the latest library news.

Penguin Pass & Library Copy Card: Add Value or Register to use

Not a member of the NEC community?

The Blumenthal Family Library is located in NEC's new Student Life and Performance Center at 255 St. Botolph Street.

Library users who are not members of the NEC community must sign in at the security desk.

Directions

Library Borrowing
Thumbnail

(617) 585-1250

library@necmusic.edu
Library Research
Thumbnail

(617) 585-1251

library@necmusic.edu
Ask a Librarian
Thumbnail

(617) 585-1251

library@necmusic.edu
FAQS
Thumbnail

 

FAQS

Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the SLPC, the NEC Library holds one of the major music collections in the United States, including over 150,000 volumes of scores, sound and video recordings and books about music, as well as subscriptions to all of the major music journals and electronic music databases. In addition, the library archives and special collections boast a rich treasure of manuscripts, 1st editions, personal papers and recorded performances of many of the great composers and musicians who have taught and performed at NEC over the past 150 years.

Current members of the NEC community with a validated NEC ID may borrow materials from the library collections. Visitors from outside NEC are welcome to use print and audio/visual materials within the library itself. During the academic year, the library is open seven days a week and evenings from Sunday through Friday. Reference help is available during weekdays and is also available most evenings at the library's central desk.

Top