Sit in on a masterclass from the comfort of your own home!

Did you know that you can stream mas­ter­classes with world-renowned artists from our lat­est music library sub­scrip­tion,  Mas­ter­class artists include Emanuel Ax, Yuri Bash­met, Boris Berman, Maxim Vengerov, Stephen Hough, Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmer­son, Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, Kurt Masur, András Schiff, Bernard Haitink, to name a few.  Learn more about the mas­ter­class offer­ings on’s web­site.

Start watch­ing mas­ter­classes right now on!

Graduate Funding, Design Help, and an Opportunity to Share your Research

Check out our events at the Research Commons!

Finally, as a reminder, Research Com­mons rooms, booths and alcoves are avail­able to you to reserve for TA office hours and group work ses­sions.  A list of our reserv­able spaces are here:

Sign the Henle Guest Book!

Clau­dio Arrau, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubin­stein — the founder of our pub­lish­ing house Dr. Gün­ter Henle and his wife Anne Liese often invited the most dis­tin­guished musi­cians of the time to their home.

From 1942 to 1979 they kept a guest book. We have now dig­i­tal­ized and tran­scribed it. In addi­tion we have also com­piled sev­eral indexes, as well as biogra­phies of the artists who were their guests.

Delve into this trea­sure trove with its insights into peo­ple, dates and rela­tion­ships. You can view it in its entirety and free-of-charge online.
» to the guest book

Join the Music Library Student Advisory Group!

Do you use the Music Library or Music Library mate­ri­als?  Help us shape Music Library spaces and ser­vices by join­ing the Music Library Stu­dent Advi­sory Group (MLSAG).  The MLSAG meets quar­terly for an hour so the time com­mit­ment is low.  We’re look­ing for new under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dent mem­bers.  Inter­ested in join­ing?  Email Music Out­reach Ser­vices Librar­ian, Ver­letta Kern at by Octo­ber 8th if you’re inter­ested in join­ing the group.

Happening Today: EndNote Desktop Workshop

Learn about End­Note Desk­top, includ­ing how to cre­ate your own library, down­load ref­er­ences from online data­bases, cre­ate bib­li­ogra­phies, share ref­er­ences with col­leagues and more. There will also be time to get your End­Note ques­tions answered. Work­shop offered by Doug Nguyen, Cus­tomer Edu­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist, Research Soft­ware, Thom­son Reuters and hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons.

Place: Allen Audi­to­rium (Allen North Library, Ground Floor)

Time: 10:00 am — 12:00 pm  Drop in as you can!

Conductor Christopher Hogwood dies aged 73

He died at his home in Cam­bridge fol­low­ing an ill­ness last­ing sev­eral months, a state­ment on his web­site said.

It added his funeral will be pri­vate, with a memo­r­ial ser­vice to be held at a later date.

Hog­wood worked with many lead­ing orches­tras around the world and was con­sid­ered one of the most influ­en­tial expo­nents of the early-music movement.”

For the full story, please see the BBC News.  Read Hogwood’s works or lis­ten to his record­ings at the UW Music Library.

Read the Constitution Lately?

For the ninth year in a row, the Suz­za­llo & Allen Libraries will be the site of campus-wide, 75-minute pub­lic read­ing of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion.  The pub­lic read­ing is a sim­ple yet inspi­ra­tional act.  We gather together one hun­dred read­ers (each per­son reads about five sen­tences) and lots of lis­ten­ers. Con­sider get­ting involved as read­ers or atten­dees.  One need not stay for the entire event but can come and go.

WHAT: UW Reads the Con­sti­tu­tion
WHEN: Thurs­day, Octo­ber 2, 2014, 12:00 — 1:15pm
WHERE: Out­side the Suz­za­llo Library Main Read­ing Room (3rd Floor, Suz­za­llo Library)
QUESTIONS: E-mail Gov­ern­ment Pub­li­ca­tions,, or call Cass Hart­nett, U.S. Doc­u­ments Librar­ian, 206–685-3130.
READER SIGN-UP: Via the web at

Messages from Taiwan: Recreating Tradition through Musical Composition

Join us Octo­ber 2nd at 2:30 as Prof. Shih-Hui Chen, of Rice Uni­ver­sity, will deliver a pub­lic lec­ture on ‘Mes­sages from Tai­wan: Recre­at­ing Tra­di­tion through Musi­cal Com­po­si­tion.’ The lec­ture will take place in Gowen 322.  This event is co-sponsored by the UW East Asia Library and the National Cen­tral Library, Tai­wan. The lec­ture will be in Eng­lish.  OCT 2 pub­lic lec­ture poster

Welcome back with library tours and video games

DAWG daze are here again!  Come take a tour of the Suz­za­llo Library or Ode­gaard Library.  Play video games at the Suz­za­llo Library West entrance as the Media Cen­ter unveils their new video game col­lec­tion from 11am-3pm.  Learn more about free tech­nol­ogy and dis­counts you can use to sup­port your classes.  Inter­ested in a tour of the Music Library?  Email vkern at