About the Allen Library

Where and When
front of Harrison Libraries in the Harry Jack Gray Center

Floor Plan

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

Tracey Rudnick, Head, Allen Library
860.768.4404 |
Ask me about: Allen purchase suggestions, library donations, research, library instruction

Lisa Read, Public Services Librarian
860.768.4840 |
Ask me about: music/dance/theatre research, library instruction, student employment

Mike Anderson, Public Services Coordinator
860.768.4459 |
Ask me about: reserves, circulation, audio/visual equipment, reserving an Allen room

Jennifer Olson, Technical Services Librarian
860.768.4625 |
Ask me about: graduate recital recordings, music cataloging, cinema purchase suggestions

Zachary Gilbert, Technical Services Coordinator
860.768.4770 |
Ask me about: expediting an item for processing, repairing library materials


Allen Floor Plan

Allen Floor Plan

For theatre and other subjects, click here.

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.

Total Holdings

Physical Holdings

  • 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.

Online Holdings

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.

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See Also

Hartt Performance Library
Provides scores and parts for The Hartt School’s large performing ensembles (orchestras, wind ensembles/bands, and choruses).