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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)
  • 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

Spaces are first come, first served.

  • Two group study rooms on the mezzanine. Larger room has an LCD screen with laptop connectors.
  • Group viewing/listening room equipped with a VCR, laserdisc, and DVD players.

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.