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Philip Shields

Tel: +353-1-6325318; Fax: +353-1-6622798

Laoise Doherty

Tel: +353-1-6325316; Fax: +353-1-6622798


The RIAM Library offers music books, scores, orchestral & choral sets and recordings in multiple formats. Online research database and journals are also available.

We also provide listening stations, computers and copying facilities. More details here: Library guide (pdf).  Library regulations

Our Special Collections contain 18th and 19th century original and historic music editions.


As an RIAM full-time or part-time student you can borrow materials from the collections and access our electronic resources on campus and from home.  For more information on entitlements, check the Resources and Services section.Music Pal

Outside users are welcome to visit and consult our collections. We do, however, recommend contacting us in advance.

We are a member of Music Pal Scheme.  This enables members of other Irish libraries to consult our collections. It also enables RIAM students and staff access other Irish University libraries.

If you have graduated from any of our third-level programmes you can sign up for our Graduate Borrowing Scheme for a small fee. Details and application form are available here: RIAM Alumni Library Membership Scheme – agreement.