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Want to listen to some great music?

The MIT Libraries offers streaming audio and video to members of the MIT community, wherever you are.

From classical to jazz to folk music – we’ve got something for everyone.

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Here you will find some of the most comfortable chairs on campus and some great equipment.

Digital audio and music technology

  • Audio Lab, containing two editing stations with MIDI keyboards, audio software, and digital mixers; plus a digital piano, a theremin, a podcast mic, and a turntable for scratching.  (MIT community only)
  • Gaming room (14E-114M), group viewing/listening room equipped with an Xbox, VCR, and CD and DVD players.
  • Music software, including score notation, audio recording/editing, and music XML (MIT community only)
  • Digital conversion of LPs, cassettes, and CDs
  • Digital pianos
  • Xbox
  • Group viewing/listening

Equipment to check out

These items may be borrowed by MIT Community members only; visitors are welcomed to use these items in the library. A complete list is available on the Equipment Quick Guide.

  • Portable audio and video recorders
  • Headphones
  • Region-free DVD player
  • MIDI keyboard
  • CD/DVD drives
  • Music stands

Individual study

  • Comfortable seating and large study tables on both floors.
  • Listening carrels containing compact disc players, turntables, cassette tape decks, VCRs, laserdisc, and DVD players are located on the mezzanine.

Group study

Two group study rooms on the mezzanine are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Larger room has an LCD screen with laptop connectors.

24/7 study

The Lewis Music Library does not have 24/7 study space.  Space is available in the nearby Hayden Library. See 24/7 study spaces for complete information.