Indiana University's William & Gayle Cook Music Library

This music library was established in 1918, although the first music librarian was not appointed until 1939. It is now among the two or three largest academic music libraries in the U.S. Known for the breadth and depth of its collections, it is supplemented at Indiana University by other specialized music collections also eminent among their peers. In cooperation with the University's School of Library and Information Science, the faculty librarians admit students to, and provide instruction and internships for two programs in music librarianship. During the last decade, the library has pioneered in using digital technology to provide access to its collections, and continues to do so through its current, nationally funded Digital Music Library Project.