Cleveland Institute of Music's Robinson Music Library

The Robinson Music Library at the Cleveland Institute of Music invites you to explore everything that it has to offer. This includes a full spectrum of print and digital resources that have evolved over time to fit the ever-changing needs of the next generation of great performers. Whether it is trying to find a certain score or looking for where to start with your research, the Robinson Music Library has what you need to succeed.

OhioLINK recently spoke with Kevin McLaughlin, the library’s director, to see what else there is to learn about the library.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. Firstly, we have a substantial collection of chamber music, solo repertoire, and orchestral scores, tailored to the needs of the performing musician. It is extremely important to us to provide the materials our students and staff need in order to inspire and drive them towards their goals.
  2. There are also excellent on-site music librarians and staff with extensive knowledge of musical repertoire who are always willing and happy to help. They will never back down from a question and are almost always just as invested in your work as you are.
  3. For our third point of pride, we have a state-of-the-art Library Media Lab with 24 individual computers (14 Macs and 8 PCs) and two group listening rooms for study as well as cameras and software for streaming/ broadcasting. This is the place where students can come to find and create exactly what they need and want to without being held back.

What is the most popular spot in your library for patrons?

The most popular spot would have to be a tie between the study tables and Library Media Lab.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

We have been a member of OhioLINK since around 2014.

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