The Rock Resource Center, at 1720 Locust Street, houses the John de Lancie Library, Curtis Archives, group study space, and a student lounge. Open to students, alumni, faculty and staff, the center offers an impressive collection of printed music, books, periodicals, recordings, and electronic resources.

20130806_161919John de Lancie Library

The library contains over sixty-five thousand volumes of music scores and books, including scholarly sets of composers’ complete works, authoritative editions of the standard repertoire, and more than thirty-three thousand recordings.

Seminar Room

The second floor seminar room is appropriate for library instruction and small classes.  Please contact the library if you’d like to reserve the room for one-time or semester-long use.

Group Study Rooms

Rooms suitable for group study are located on the second and fourth floors of the library.

Computing and Internet

The library has desktop computers located throughout the building which are available for searching the catalog, listening to media, etc.  For non-library related computing, workstations are available on the fourth floor.

You may borrow a wi-fi capable laptop computer to use while in the building.  To check out a laptop, please see a librarian at the front desk.


Located on the first floor, the lounge is an area for library visitors to socialize and relax.  Recent building renovations have brightened up the room, and we now have comfy chairs for reading and napping!

Media Room

The media room contains a large screen TV, component stereo system, video players, and speakers.  Patrons can use the media room to view/listen to CDs, LPs, DVDs, video tapes, DVDs, and cassettes.

listening room Audio Visual Media

Visit the Audio-Visual Desk, located on the second floor of the Rock Resource Center, to access the collection of audio and video recordings of Field Concert Hall recitals, ensemble and opera performances, and other Curtis-sponsored special events. Commercial CDs, LPs, and DVDs are also available for listening and viewing.

Patrons can view/listen to A/V materials using the media room on the third floor, listening stations scattered throughout the library, or using a personal laptop. Students may also make copies of their own performance CDs in the library.