Student reading in library


COVID-19 Update - 15 March 2021

Please note our current service level sas outlined below:

  • Use of masks etc. all visitors must wear masks with double-layer for the duration of the library visit.
  • Access to study/computer spaces: we are providing access to a limited number of spaces which must be booked on Asimut.
  • Borrowing: Request items for borrowing through Click-and-Collect . We will contact you to schedule a time to collect your requests.
  • Browsing & visiting: Browsing of shelves and prolonged visits to the library, other than pre-booked time-slots on Asimut (see above) will not be possible. Please request materials in advance of your visit and arrange a time to collect.
  • Business hours: 10 – 1, 2 – 6, Monday – Friday.
  • Returns/Renewals: All library loans due will be renewed until the middle of April. If you do wish to return materials there is a box in reception at no. 36 Westland Row. Renewals can also be made online via  Contact us if you don’t remember your User ID/PIN.
  • Scan requests: Where practical and within copyright guidelines the library can scan materials to you if required.
  • Online resources: please check our Online ResourcesOnline Journals and Library Moodle pages.


The RIAM Library offers music books, scores, orchestral and choral sets, and recordings in multiple formats. Online research databases and journals are also available.We also provide listening stations, computers and printers, as well as copying and scanning facilities.

Opening Hours

Monday - Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 20.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 17.00



Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently allowing access for external users or MusicPAL card holders.

All part-time and full-time RIAM students can borrow materials and access our electronic resources on campus and from home.

Outside users are welcome to visit and consult our collections. Please contact us in advance.

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

If you have graduated from any of our third-level programmes, you can sign up for our Graduate Membership Scheme for a small fee using the form below. 

Contact us

Libarian: Philip Shields  
Tel: +353 1 6325318

Assistant Librarian: Laoise Doherty
Tel: +353 1 6325316