Using the Library from Home

Off-campus Access

To use any of our electronic resources (e.g. Grove, JSTOR etc.), visit our Electronic Resources page and select the resource you wish to access. Then log in with your associated RIAM email and network password.

A short instructional video for accessing Grove Online is available below. Other e-resources follow a similar pathway for remote access and login.  

If you experience any difficulties with this, please contact  

Electronic Resources

To view a list and access the electronic resources, please visit our Database and Journals pages. 

You can also find an extensive listing on the Online Resources page on our library catalogue.  

FAQ: Library Services during COVID-19 Restrictions

You can renew your loans by email ( or over the phone (01 6325316). You can also renew your loans online with your user ID and PIN. Contact library staff for details.

If you are a current RIAM student or staff member, you can still access electronic resources even if your account for borrowing is blocked. 

Yes, we are now operating a Click and Collect Service. You can request items via the library catalogue or just send us an email. 

Trial Databases (May 2021)

Qwest TV (Until early 2022)

Qwest TV features a range of music-related content including concerts by everyone from Herbie Hancock to Anderson .Paak; archival recordings and rarities from pivotal artists from Louis Armstrong to Gregory Porter; and interviews and documentaries from Tony Allen to Questlove. Extensive notes written by scholars and journalists further enhance the experience. Music lovers and curious explorers can browse the carefully curated channels and discover more about a country, style, or artistic movement that intrigues them.

To access this resource, visit, go to "Find my institution” and log in with your RIAM email & password. Available until February 2022. 

New Content in JSTOR 

RIAM Library's subscription is to journal titles in the Music Collection. However JSTOR has exended our access to a large number of titles in other disciplines. To access these, go to and login via the RIAMAvailable until June 2022.