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 is available below. 

If you experience any difficulties with this please contact  

New Databases Available

A number of new databases have become available for free during this period:

Classical Scores Library: over 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of scores. This include many in-copyright items that are not available on IMSLP and other public-domain sites. This is available until 18 June. 

JSTOR Ebooks: 44 publishers on the JSTOR platform have made over 30,000 ebooks available freely. To access these go to and login via the RIAM.  This is available until 30 June. 

Project Muse: This multi-disciplinary platform has expanded the number of free-to-access resources from the following publishers. You can keyword search to narrow down to music-related resources. 


FAQ: Library Services during COVID-19 Closure

You do not need to worry about any books you have on loan which are due during the closure period. 

All books are automatically renewed and can be returned when the building re-opens. 

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

For technical reasons IPA Source is not accessible outside the RIAM. However if you wish to request a particular translation please contact

It is not possible for us to provide a lending service during this period.