Stewart Memorial Library

Fisher Music Library

Fisher Music Library, located on the lower level of Marquis Hall, contains reference sources, books, journals, scores, librettos, and recordings which support the music department's curriculum and the Coe community.

Fisher materials are searchable from the library's catalog. Additional music research materials and older volumes of journals are located in Stewart Memorial Library.

Items on Fisher Reserve are for use in the library on the listening stations available there. The library contains music listening stations for all sound media formats contained in the collection. There are also two computer music work stations with keyboards.


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Featured Database:

Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music all in one place!

The database includes all of the most current versions of the reference resources shown in the photo in a searchable electronic format.

Oxford Music stack of books

About Us


Lower Level of Marquis Hall, Room 5


Phone: 319.399.8651


  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • No evening or weekend hours during Fall break and Spring break.
  • Closed during major holiday breaks.
  • Closed during the summer.


Loan Periods Loan Duration
Books, Scores, CDs, Cassette Tapes 28 Days
Current Periodicals 3 Days
Overdue Fines Amount
Assigned Reading $.25 per hour
Books, Scores, CDs, Periodicals $.50 per day
  • Assigned Listening Material must remain in the Fisher Music Library. The library has six listening stations for your convenience.
  • Once an item is overdue for seven days, it will be declared "lost." The patron is then charged a non-refundable "lost processing" fee of $10.00.
  • No refunds will be issued for the replacement cost of an item if it is not returned within one month after a bill is sent to the patron.
  • Patrons may not purchase a replacement for an item that has been "lost." The replacement cost will be charged to their account at the business office.


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Class Resources

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Resources at Coe

  • ArticleFirst - a databases that searches for magazine and journal articles.
  • Interlibrary Loan - if we don't have it, we can get it for you.
  • Oxford Music Online - Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music all in one place!
  • SML Music Resources Page (incl. databases)
  • WorldCat - look in the catalogs of 10,000 libraries world wide in one search!

Web Resources