Library Resources: Hartt Community Division

Allen Library
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We house music and dance materials and are open to all visitors.

Contact Us

Front desk: 860.768.4491
Your librarian: Lisa Read

Visit Us

We are on the main campus, next to The Hartt School’s Fuller Center, on the lower level of the Harrison Libraries building (Harry Jack Gray Center, #15 on the campus map).

See our hours.

Resources from the Allen Library include physical music, books, and recordings; streaming audio and video databases; printing, scanning, and copying equipment; and more.

Most resources are available to all Hartt Community Division students, faculty, and staff. Many are also available to parents and other visitors on the main campus and at the HPAC building.

Borrowing Materials


Students may borrow most print and audio-visual materials.

  • Total item limit: 25 items
  • Books and scores: 4 weeks, 1 renewal
  • Audio-visual materials: 3 weeks, 1 renewal, 6 item limit

Contact Lisa Read ( to obtain an HCD library borrowing card. Hartt Preparatory Academy students receive undergraduate student privileges. See Allen's borrowing policies for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Community Division faculty and staff are provided the same library privileges as all other university faculty and staff.

  • Total item limit: 150
  • Books and scores: 1 semester, 5 renewals
  • Audio-visual materials: 3 weeks, 5 renewals

See Allen's borrowing policies for more information.

Online Resources

All online library resources are accessible to anyone on campus from a wired campus computer or from a personal device connected to a university Wi-Fi network (hawknet or hawknet-guest).

Hartt Preparatory Academy students may access online resources from off-campus by logging in (when prompted) with their university email username and password.

Find links to music, dance, and theatre resources on the Allen Library homepage.

Equipment in the Library

The Allen Library has computers, printers, scanner, and copy machine available for free public use. Computers have a large selection of software programs including Microsoft Office, iTunes, Garageband, Finale Reader, and Audacity.

The Allen Library listening and viewing rooms are available for listening to/viewing audio-visual materials or for small group study.

If you are interested in any of these resources, a member of the Allen Library staff will be happy to help you access them. Or, find more information on our technology pages.