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Kulas Music Library

Haydn Hall, First Floor, 11118 Bellflower, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7106. 216-368-2403

Librarian: Jacey Kepich (jacey.kepich@case.edu)

Library Assistant: Jeffrey Quick (jeffrey.quick@case.edu)


Regular Semester Hours:

  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm 
  • Monday through Friday:  9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED


Kulas Music Library is a satellite library of Kelvin Smith Library. It houses Case Western Reserve University's library collections in the area of music. The library contains 45,000 items, including music scores, books on music, sound recordings, video recordings, microforms and music periodicals. The library also contains a listening room for using the sound recording and video collections. Any Case faculty member, student or staff member with a valid university ID, or any CIM conservatory level faculty member, student or staff member with a valid CIM ID may borrow from the library. Books and scores circulate. Sound and video recordings must be used in the library.

Guidance on music research and resources can be found through the Research Guides for Music: http://researchguides.case.edu/music/home

Streaming Audio Resources:

Naxos Music Library

Includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 165,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Playlists have been developed for several Case/CIM classes. Naxos also includes the full-text of program notes.

Classical Music Library

This audio streaming service features labels such as EMI, Sanctuary Classics, Hyperion, CBC, and others. By creating your own account, you can develop custom playlists. The service also features themed playists that coordinate with the Norton Anthology of Western Music and other anthologies, including Wright, Stolba, and Kerman.

Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)

DRAM provides CD quality audio, complete and original liner notes and essays from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and other important labels.

Smithsonian Global Sound

World music audio/video and American folk music.

Important Links:

Robinson Music Library of the Cleveland Institute of Music

Kelvin Smith Library | 11055 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106-7151 | 216-368-3506