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The library offers the institution's students and tutors the use of its reading room (standard literature, reference material), an internet access point, photocopying facilities, interlibrary loans, as well as the acquisition of loan materials. The library's musicology department has become a well-equipped specialist library in the short period since the foundation of the Department of Musicology Weimar-Jena in 1989/90.

The library's holdings are spread out over numerous locations. In the catalogue, you will also find titles without location, or with the location 'Großformat' or 'Magazin'; these can be found in the main library.

The same is true of titles held in the reading room, though these can be used only in the library. Items with the location 'Teilbibliothek Musikwissenschaft, Hochschulzentrum am Horn' are reference works which, in some circumstances, may be available for lending over the weekend.

The University library during the Corona Pandemic

The university library is open again with restrictions.

The lending of study materials is also possible. Please check the OPAC for the location and signature(s). Then send your loan request to bibliothek(at)hfm-weimar.de or teilbibliothek(at)hfm-weimar.de.

The staff will then contact you to work out the details and deposit the materials, or – if possible – digitally. It is not possible to have things sent through the post.

The return of borrowed sheet music and other materials is also possible and desired. A yellow box is available for this purpose in the entrance area of the Fürstenhaus and the hzh.

Please renew your borrowed media independently via the library account in the online catalogue (OPAC). The first three letters of the surname are preset as the password for the account.

From 15 July 2020 onwards, reminder fees will again be charged, including for titles that were already lent before 13 March 2020.

New terms of use will apply from October 5, 2020. For further information, please see this table (PDF).


Opening hours

Due to the corona pandemic the opening hours changed:

Main library
Monday to Friday 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm

Musicology library
Monday to Friday 10 am – 2 pm

Main library

Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar
Platz der Demokratie 2/3
99423 Weimar

Media from the main library can be borrowed only by members and affiliated members of the university.

Books and sheet music may be borrowed free of charge for 42 days, for CD's and DVD/BlueRay it's only for a period of 7 days. This limit may be extended up to two times. Failure to return an item by its due date will result in charges! Cost: first reminder: Euro 1.50; second reminder: Euro 2.50; third reminder: Euro 4.00 per item.

Non-members of the university may use the library's holdings at any time in the library reading rooms.

Musicology Library

Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar
hochschulzentrum am horn
Carl-Alexander-Platz 1
99423 Weimar

Since the foundation of the Department of Musicology Weimar-Jena in 1989/90, the musicology library has rapidly become an excellently stocked specialist library. During the first ten years of its existence, the holdings were kept in the ground floor rooms of one of Weimar's town-centre villas. The library moved to its present home in the hochschulzentrum am horn at the Streichhan barracks in 2001. Four rooms across four floors provide space for the comfortable, open-access presentation of the entire holdings.

The library's holdings are divided into four general areas, divided onto the four floors:
  • Listening area (1st floor)
  • Information and reception area (2nd floor)
  • Musicological holdings (3rd and 4th floors)

The musicology library is a reference-only library with open access to all materials, and with generous opening hours (59 hours per week). Members of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar may, in some cases, be able to borrow materials over the weekend, and teaching staff may take out materials for teaching purposes on a daily basis. Volumes from collected editions, encyclopaedias, or journals may not be taken out of the library. CDs, records, and rare books are available for use in the library on request. Audio, video, and copying facilities (chip card required), as well as microfilm and microfiche readers and an e-piano are also available for use in the library. The library computers may be used for research and academic purposes. Non-members of the LISZT UNIVERSITY may use the library's holdings in the library only. The fourth floor also has two separate carrel desks, which can be offered to advanced students of musicology for a limited period of time.