Media stock

We offer literature, sheet music, sound carriers, databases etc. from all fields of music (e.g. classical, popular music and jazz) and cultural management.

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Physical inventory

  • Sheet music approx. 75,000
  • Books and journals approx. 50,000
  • CDs, DVDs, videos, Blu-Rays, CD-ROM approx. 15,000
  • Records approx. 11,000

Digital inventory


Numerous databases are available to you online. Our online services can be used in the library rooms, within the university network, but also from outside (with login). 

Flyer on the databases and their use (PDF, only in german)

You will find all digital offers via our OPAC in the gray field on the left "Databases" (DBIS).


DBIS is a database information system. Here you will find an overview of licensed and free musicology databases.

MGG online

MGG online - Die “Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart” is the online edition of the music encyclopedia MGG2 (1994 - 2008). The content is continuously updated, expanded and made accessible.

Login via: the institution (Shibboleth): Weimar University of Music

Grove music online

Grove Music Online is the online edition of these music dictionaries: 

  • The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians, 2nd ed., 
  • The New Grove dictionary of opera, 
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd. ed. 
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 
  • The Oxford Companion to Music.

Login „via your institution“: Hochschule für Musik Weimar University of Music


JSTOR Music Collection is a full-text database with articles from over 30 music journals. 
Some of the most recent years are not freely accessible = "moving wall".

Login via "Find my institution": Liszt Academy of Music / Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar


nkoda offers access to 30 million sheet music scores spanning several centuries and from over 100 music publishers.
After downloading the app to your personal device, you can annotate and share scores and create customized lists of sheet music.

Login via "Institution": Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt University of Music, Weimar

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is a streaming site for classical music with more than 2 million titles from over 600 music labels (including Chandos, CPO, Hänssler, Ondine, Naxos). 
Also included are booklets, covers, information texts on works, work analyses, libretti, and biographies.

Login via Shibboleth or password.


EZB (Musicology) is a bibliographic journal database. In many cases, the contents of the journals can be read free of charge ("Open Access").


RILM is an international bibliographic database with articles from over 900 journals, monographs, dissertations, Festschriften etc. from 1967 to the present.,uid&profile=ehost&defau%20ltdb=rih

Login via "institutional login": German Higher Education and Research / University of Music Weimar


RIPM is an international bibliographic database. Music journals in the period from 1760 to 1966 are evaluated.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rph

Login via "institutional login": German Higher Education and Research / Hochschule für Musik Weimar

Free databases of the FID licences

The link gives you free access to further music databases:

  • BabelScores - Contemporary music Online library  
  • Index to Printed Music
  • JSTOR Complete Music Collection
  • Music Index
  • Music Online - Classical Scores Library II,III& IV
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Music Collection
  • ProQuest Ebook Central Music Collection

 Flyer zu den freien Datenbanken der FID-Lizenzen (PDF, only in german)

Online journals

You can easily find online journals that we find relevant to you in our online catalogs. The journals are accessible in our buildings, but also from home (via Shibboleth).
Please note that at JSTOR the most recent volumes may not be freely accessible (=moving wall). 

An overview of readable journals can be found here (PDF).


The library offers you a selection of e-books. This allows you to access literature outside campus via Shibboleth.

Purchase suggestions

If you are missing a title in our collection, please send an e-mail with your purchase request to bibliothek(at) or to katharina.hofmann(at) .

In our discovery system CHECK LIS[Z]T you can also make a purchase suggestion easily.


The library is pleased to receive gifts that usefully complement the library's collection.
However, this must be checked in detail. Please only hand in gifts to the library in consultation with the library management.

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