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

Laoise Doherty

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We offer access to books and journals on music, performing scores, miniature & full scores, orchestral & choral sets and recordings in multiple formats. Research database and journals in electronic format 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.


As an RIAM student (either part-time or full-time) you can consult and 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

Even if you are not currently or teaching at the RIAM, you are welcome to visit and consult our collections, but we do recommend that you 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.

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