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Our shelves contain around 150,000 books, sheet music, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and magazines from all areas of music (e.g. classical, popular music and jazz) and cultural management. We also have a large stock of digital resources such as databases, e-journals and e-books.


The library is open to the public. The holdings are available to anyone interested in researching, learning or reading. Borrowing is only possible for members of the HfM as well as members and affiliates of another Thuringian university after prior registration.

Different opening hours may

09.05.2024The library remains CLOSED (Ascension Day)

17.05.2024
18.05.2024
Musicology branch library
Friday 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday CLOSED
20.05.2024The library remains CLOSED (Whit Monday)

The usual opening hours apply on all other days in May.

Eurovision Song Contest - Thank you for diversity

And here are the results for the exhibition

Eurovision Song Contest - Thank you for diversity

in the Musicology Branch Library


(incl. sheet music playlist on nkoda)

Stream sheet music with the nkoda app

You can register via the university login and access over 100,000 sheet music titles from more than 120 publishers.

The following link will take you to the library's title list.

Every month you will find a new selection of works that fit in with the musical events in Weimar.
Have fun discovering!

Playlist in may

Musical life in Weimar 05/2024

Events HfM
03.05.24     „Le nozze di Figaro“
                              - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

Events DNT
03.05.24     „Der fliegende Holländer“
                              - Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

11.05.24    Cafékonzert der Staatskapelle Weimar, from this
                              - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonate G-Dur BWV 1021

11.05.24     „La Cenerentola“ (Aschenputtel)
                              - Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Aschenputtel)

12.05.2        Kammermusik-Matinee, from this
                              - Robert Schumann: Klavierquintett in Es-Dur op. 44
                              - Anton Arensky: Klavierquintett D-Dur op. 51

18.05.24     „Il trittico – das Triptychon“
                              - Giacomo Puccini : Il trittico – das Triptychon
                              - Il Tabarro · Suor Angelica · Gianni Schicchi // Opernzyklus

Events Weimarhalle
04.05.24     ABBA - The Concert: Live performed by ABBAMUSIC, from this           
                              - ABBA: „I Still Have Faith In You“ 
                              - ABBA: „Don`t Shut Me Down“

05./06.05.24    8. Sinfoniekonzert der Staatskapelle, from this
                              - Grazyna Bacewicz: Ouvertüre für Orchester
                              - Peter I. Tschaikowsky Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 b-Moll op. 23    
                               - Camille Saint-Saëns Sinfonie Nr. 3 c-Moll op. 78 »Orgelsinfonie«

New Bookeye overhead scanner in the library

The long and eagerly awaited overhead scanner is finally available in the branch library. 

The advantages are:

  • No more Thoska needed, a USB stick is sufficient.
  • Books and sheet music no longer have to be pressed onto the glass pane of the old photocopier. This protects the books.
  • The scanner can scan right into the book fold.
  • You can see the scan result immediately on the integrated touchscreen.
  • The tedious "open cover - insert book - close cover - scan - open cover - lift book - turn pages - place book - close cover..." is no longer necessary. 
    Now it's "insert book - turn page - scan - turn page - scan - turn page...".

Of course, you can also use our other copiers/scanners as usual.

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    Fürstenhaus
    Platz der Demokratie 2/3
    99423 Weimar
    Tel. +49 3643 | 555 124 (Issue desk)