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Musicians Insitute Library

About the Library

In our catalog, you will find the following:

  • Books and Scores. We have almost 2,000 books available for your to check out. A majority of these books are scores, literature about music, and technique books. We have a small collection of non-music books, which can still support your musical education. 
  • Media. We have some CDs and CD players with some unique albums. We also have a small collection of DVDs available for checkout.
  • Magazines. We have a large collection of magazines from over the last 50 years in the music industry in a lot of the major publications such as Guitar Player, Guitar World, Bass Player, and more. These are available for limited access (and eventual online access).

Musicians Institute Library is proud to have the largest collection of circulating instruments in the country. This includes:

  • 53 electric guitars (4 lefties, seven 7-strings, and four 8-strings)
  • 15 acoustic guitars (1 lefty, 3 nylon strings)
  • 15 bass guitars (1 lefty, two 5-strings, 1 baritone)
  • 3 ukuleles and u-basses

We are extremely lucky to have an extensive list of miscellaneous items to help support student performance and study, including:

  • Pedals
  • Cables
  • Microphones
  • Mic stands
  • Headphones
  • Other miscellaneous items (i.e. capos, tuners, adjustment tools, adapters, etc)

MI Library has over 350 titles in our Overdrive eBook collection. This collection includes:

  • Books on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Music History books
  • Biographies and autobiographies of various artists
  • Sheet music from musicals, movies, albums, and more
  • Real and Fake books
  • Some textbooks (limited)

To access this collection, go to Overdrive, and sign in using your MI username (your email without the @student.mi.edu) and password. Find the book(s) you want to read and borrow them. You will then be able to load it onto your kindle or other device to read. If you have any questions or issues, please contact our librarian.

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