Main floor (2nd floor of Miller Center)
• Public-access terminals provide access to Voyager, the online catalog of the University of Rochester. Many library functions are automated, including circulation. They also provide access to the internet.
• The reference desk is open for service during almost all of the Library’s open hours, including until 11 p.m. weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) during the academic year.
• Musical scores are shelved on this floor. The stacks begin behind the reference area.
• The reading area on this floor is the Alec Wilder Reading Room, named for one of Rochester’s most illustrious musical personalities.
• Microforms are stored at the end of the scores stacks, together with equipment for reading microfilm and microfiche.
• There is a collection of Reference Books immediately behind the Reference Desk.
• NSL 308: Seminar-style classroom/meeting room (seats up to eight people)
• The Reserves and Recordings department contains over 80,000 recordings in various formats (audiocassettes, long-playing discs, compact discs).
• The listening room holds listening stations, including video and DVD viewing facilities, and various computer workstations.
• The periodicals reading room contains current issues from the Library’s 650 current subscriptions.
• The conservation lab is the site of an extensive bookbinding and book-repair operation.
• This floor’s stacks hold most of the Library’s monographs, including the ML (music literature) subject classification, oversized folio scores, and also the non-music holdings. There are also public carrels for studying.
• The offices of the Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections department and the Eastman Audio Archive are located on this floor.
• Study carrels used by graduate students line this floor on both sides.
• Composers’ collected works and monuments are shelved under M2 and M3.
• The seminar room (NSL 404) is regularly used as a classroom and conference room.
• The caged area at the far end of the floor holds uncataloged materials.
• The Eastman Wind Ensemble Room is a reading room named for one of the Eastman School’s renowned ensembles. The exhibit case holds artifacts highlighting the EWE’s history.
Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
• Named for former Library director Ruth T. Watanabe, this department is the repository of the Library’s rare books and music, archival collections, and the Eastman School of Music Archives.
• The Eastman Audio Archive contains recordings of all School-based performances dating back to 1933.
• The collection of rare books and music constitutes one of the finest such collections in North America; the oldest item is the so-called Rochester Codex, dating from ca. 1075.