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ACLS Humanities Ebooks

The RIAM Library has added the ACLS Humanities e-book collection, which contains nearly 5,000 e-book titles online.

You can browse/search the collections at No password is required to access it from within the RIAM. To get passwords to view the full content from home, contact the library at

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The RIAM provides access to books and journals on music, performing scores, miniature & full scores, orchestral & choral sets and recordings in multiple formats. Electronic resources are also available, and the library offers listening stations, computers and copying facilities. A library guide and current regulations can be downloaded from here: Library guide (pdf).  Library regulations

The library’s Special Collections hold printed music of historical interest from the 18th and 19th centuries.


All currently registered students of the RIAM, both part-time and full time can use the library and borrow materials from the collections. For more information on entitlements, check the Resources and Services section.

Music Pal

We are happy to provide access to external users who wish to consult our collections, but would recommend that they contact us in advance.

The RIAM now provides a Graduate Borrowing Scheme, available for a small annual fee to students who have graduated from any of our third-level programmes. Details and application form are available here: RIAM Graduate Library Membership Scheme – agreement

Since 2009 the library has participated in the Music Pal Scheme, which facilitates members of other Irish libraries in gaining access to the RIAM’s collections.