Augmenting the Music Reference and Circulating collections in the Axinn Library, the Music Library's collection of books, scores, periodicals and sound recordings supports the curriculum of the Department of Music and provides material for general use by the Hofstra community. Books and scores may circulate outside the Library; recordings do not, but can be used in the listening room. A current and valid H.U.I.D. card is required when borrowing any item(s). Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed and will be assessed late fees for overdue items, as well as replacement costs for lost and damaged items.
The Music Library includes a reference/information center and has access to the internet via five computers and WiFi for laptops. A Collaborative Learning Room for small groups, has individual carrel seating for 13 users, with equipment for listening to CDs, LPs and audio cassettes. The collection of sound recordings includes more than 4,000 LPs and approximately 500 CDs. It consists of primarily classical recordings with a reasonable representative collection of opera, jazz and electronic music. Access to online databases includes: Oxford Music Online (which includes the complete Grove), Naxos Online Music Library, Music Index Online, JStor, Project Muse RILM, is available to the Hofstra community through the "Research Databases" of the Axinn Library Web page.