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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. We also provide online research database and journals.

The library provides listening stations, computers and copying facilities. More details here: Library guide (pdf).  Library regulations

Our Special Collections contain historical 18th and 19th century music.


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.

The RIAM is a member of Music Pal Scheme.  This enables members of other Irish libraries to consult the RIAM’s 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.