About the Library
The Music & Dramatic Arts Library (M&DAL) was established by the University of Connecticut Music Department in the 1930s, and today is an official component of the University of Connecticut Libraries. The collection numbers over 80,000 volumes and supports a wide variety of music and dramatic arts programs in the School of Fine Arts. Use of the collection is extended to the University, community, and state. In June 1999, the library moved to a beautiful, new three-story facility. On October 14, 2000, the library's reading room (Level 2) was dedicated to the memory of Frank B. Cookson, first Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Professor of Music.
The M&DA Library holds most of the University Libraries' materials relating to the subject of MUSIC. This collection includes books, journals, printed music, sound and video recordings, microforms, CD-ROMs, and online resources related to research in the following disciplines: music history; musicology; theory; composition; music education; performance; jazz; musical theater; ethnic and world music; music psychology and therapy, and a growing collection of popular music.
Selected DRAMATIC ARTS materials, with emphasis on stagecraft books and acting editions of playscripts are also housed in the M&DA Library. The library also has most of the new dramatic arts videos. Additional dramatic arts resources are housed at the Babbidge Library.