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About the Peter Jay Sharp Library

the Library Reference Desk

MSM Library Hallway Toward Scores and Books

The Library's Main Reading Area

Welcome to Manhattan School of Music's Library!

The Peter Jay Sharp Library is committed to supporting the educational needs of the entire Manhattan School of Music community, fostering academic and artistic development.

The Library holds a substantial collection of scores, books, and recordings, available in both print and digital formats, in addition to subscriptions to important research databases and arts periodicals.

Browse Our Digital Resources

A-Z List of the MSM Library's Digital Resources

Our sortable list of digital resources, available for free to all current MSM students, faculty, and staff. It includes ebooks, e-scores, magazines, recordings, videos, and databases.

Cultural Inclusion Digital Resources

A list of free resources to aid in exploring culturally diverse communities and their music.


This is the platform for all recorded Manhattan School of Music performances. These include: faculty and guest artist recitals; masterclasses and lectures; student ensemble concerts; opera and musical theatre performances; and historical recordings.

MSM Digital Collections

This is a digital repository of materials that are significant to the academic history of Manhattan School of Music. Here you will find digitized student dissertations, school newsletters, concert programs, and other memorabilia.

Start Using the Library

Get started using the Library and finding resources with this simple guide.

And get to know your librarians and library staff. We are here to help, whether you're trying to find a score on the shelf, working on a paper or thesis, or suggesting new acquisitions.

Search the Library websites for more guides, information, and resources