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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 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. More details here: Library guide (pdf).  Library regulations

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


All RIAM students (both part-time and full-time) can consult 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 library is a member of Music Pal Scheme, which enables members of other Irish libraries gain access to consult the RIAM’s collections.

We have 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.