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Libraries and Archives

The Arthur Friedheim Library

Austrian Hall, Plaza Level

The Arthur Friedheim Library houses over 120,000 items, including books, scores, periodical, and audio-visual materials. Additional information is available on the library website at

Friedheim Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

Reduced hours during extended vacations and summer will be announced in advance and posted on the library’s website.


Arthur Friedheim Library, Second Floor

The Archives of the Peabody Institute is the official repository for the historical records of the Institute dating back to the founding in 1857. The Archives includes not only the official papers of the Institute since its founding, but also the papers and records of many Maryland musicians and musical organizations including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera House, the Morris Mechanic Theatre, and the Baltimore Opera.

The Archives are open to students and scholarly researchers. Persons wishing to use archival materials are requested to contact the archivist by phone or email prior to their visit to discuss the nature of their research and to arrange for an appointment. More information about the Archives’ collections is available on the Library website at

T. Rowe Price Ensemble Library

Peabody Library Building, Room B06C

The Ensemble Library houses all scores and instrumental parts used by Peabody’s large ensembles, as well as the Conservatory’s collection of choral and opera scores. The Ensemble Library is not a circulating library; its holdings are for use exclusively by the school’s large ensemble program.

The George Peabody Library of The Johns Hopkins University

17 East Mount Vernon Place

The George Peabody Library holds a general research collection of about 300,000 volumes on virtually every subject except music. Notable strengths in the collection include British local history, maps and atlases, art history, history of science and technology, voyages and travels, and religion. The books are non-circulating.

The Library is part of the Special Collections Department of the Eisenhower Library. There are three exhibitions in its exhibition gallery each year; exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Peabody Library Website

The Sheridan Libraries

The Hopkins library network includes the principal research library on the Homewood campus, as well as specialty libraries located on other Johns Hopkins University campuses. In addition to the print resources available to all students and faculty in these distributed collections, the libraries also provide 24/7 access to a rich collection of electronic resources, including over 55,000 e-journals and more than 700,000 e-books. Students have access to all of the libraries throughout the university.

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the Albert B. Hutzler Reading Room, and the George Peabody Library.

Peabody Institute faculty, students and staff have access to the Sheridan Libraries and borrowing privileges at the Eisenhower Library (upon presentation of a valid Peabody Institute ID card). For more information about the resources of the Sheridan Libraries, please consult


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