Paddock Music Library

Paddock Music Library is closed, but our services are available! See details below.

COVID-19 Update

Paddock Music Library

In order to protect the health and safety of the Library staff and the Dartmouth community, Paddock Music Library will remain closed for the academic year 2020-21. We encourage you to continue to connect with Paddock’s collections and knowledgeable staff:

  • Books from Paddock’s collection can be made available for pickup at Baker-Berry Library. Sign into the Dartmouth Library catalog and use the Request link in the catalog record.
  • Make a Zoom appointment to schedule time with our Music Librarian.
  • Don’t see your question here? Email Paddock Library and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.
  • More information and updates about the Library’s services, including reservation procedures and opening hours for Baker-Berry Library, can be found here.

Paddock Music Library houses the music-related collections of the Dartmouth College Library. In 1962, with the occasion of the founding of the Hopkins Center, Lois Paddock Hicks and Orton Havergal Hicks '21 endowed Paddock Library in honor of Nellie F. and Frank A. Paddock. The library moved to its present location on the lower level of the Hopkins Center in 1986.

Hopkins Center exterior

The library's collections support academic and interdisciplinary needs of Dartmouth academic departments and the music research and recreational needs of the Dartmouth community at large. The collections cover all genres of music (classical, popular, world music, jazz) and include scores, sound and video recordings, reference materials, journals and digital resources. Music manuscripts, archives and the sheet music collection are located at Rauner Special Collections Library.

Music Research Quick Links

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)

Met Opera on Demand

Music Online (Alexander Street Press)

Naxos Music Library

Oxford Music Online (including Grove Music Online)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

These downloadable PDFs and mp3s of select Dartmouth songs are available for your convenience.

MP3 recordings are provided courtesy of the Dartmouth Aires (Copyright 2004).

* Alma Mater: Score PDF, MP3

* Dartmouth Undying: Score PDF, MP3

* Twilight Song: Score PDF, MP3

* Hanover Winter Song: Score PDF, MP3

* Football Medley: Score PDF, MP3

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