About the Allen Library
The Mildred P. Allen Memorial Library provides reference, circulating, and online materials in the fields of music, dance, and related performing arts programs. The Allen Library was originally founded as the Hartt Library in 1938 and is now located on the lower level of the Harrison Libraries building.
In the Allen Library, you can find:
Allen Library Staff
Harrison Libraries Expansion and Renovation Project was completed in 2017. This expansion included a new 6,475-square-foot space on the lower level into which the Allen Library moved and where it maintains a distinct identity.
In this location, the Allen Library is a “library within a library,” with its own entrance inside the Harrison Libraries building. It continues to serve as a learning hub and intellectual center for The Hartt School, and its services, collections, and facilities remain open to the entire University community.
- 46,000 musical scores
- 26,000 sound recordings (including recordings of Hartt performances)
- 22,500 books and bound journals on music and dance
- 1,600 DVDs and videocassettes
- 400 online and print journals
Search the library catalog to find books, scores, recordings, and videos.
See our borrowing policies for information on using these materials.
- Thousands of streaming videos and audio tracks
- Access to online scores around the world
- Electronic journals—search by e-journal title
- A growing collection of e-books
Our online resources are available to all users on campus, and to students, faculty, and staff from off campus. Learn more about off-campus access.
Need Help Finding Materials?
- Call us! 860.768.4491.
- Ask a music/dance librarian for assistance (see contact information above).
- Consult our guides for dance, music, and theatre.
- Watch some of our video tutorials.