Welcome to BU School of Music’s Music Curriculum Library!

Library Hours

Monday • 9am – 5pm
Tuesday • 9am – 7pm
Wednesday • 9am – 5pm
Thursday • 9am – 7pm
Friday • 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 1pm


Music Curriculum Library
CFA School of Music
855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Room 243

Music Librarian • Sage Silé
Email • ssile@bu.edu
Phone • 617 – 353 – 3731

Library Catalog

Please visit us in the library to search our holdings.  Our staff will be happy to assist you.

The collections of the CFA Music Curriculum Library are comprised largely of performance materials (study and research materials can be found at the Mugar Music Library).  Parts for all BU music major ensembles are distributed here.  Additionally, patrons can find solo and small ensemble music, scores, and music education resources.

Resources include:
  • Large ensemble music (orchestra/wind ensemble/chorus sets and scores)
  • Solo and small ensemble works
  • Opera piano/vocal scores
  • Method and etude books
  • Music education series and resources
  • Reference books and journals
  • Computers with Sibelius
  • Video cameras for recording audition tapes, recitals, etc.
  • Cash photocopier
  • School of Music program archives
  • Course reserves
  • Choral folders

Please note that the large ensemble collection is considered non-circulating outside of BU performance ensembles. Most other materials can be checked out of the library with a current BU ID.  Under the limited circumstances large ensemble materials (orchestra, band, choral scores for ensemble use) may be checked out, requests for access to these materials must be submitted at least 3 days in advance of the required-by date, preferably by email.

A few policies and guidelines
  • Please mark music lightly with no. 2 pencil only (no colored pencils, pens, or highlighters).
  • Do not fold, cut, or tear your music.  You can request a free folder to help protect your music.
  • If you need help with page turns or repairs, please ask library staff for assistance.
  • Library materials lost or returned late will be subject to fines.

This library does not email overdue notices, and checked out materials will not appear on BU accounts.  Patrons are responsible for keeping track of loan periods.

A small disclaimer: There are two distinct music libraries on the BU campus, the Music Curriculum Library located in CFA, and the Music Library located on the 2nd floor of the Mugar Memorial Library.  At this time, our catalogs are not linked in any way, so it is necessary to search both catalogs to learn of the complete resources available on campus.  To search Mugar Music Library’s catalog, visit bu.edu/library, or follow the link below.

Mugar Memorial Library – Music Library