Warren D. Allen Music Library at FSU

We support the learning, research, performance, and recreational needs and interests of the University's community of learning.

Operating as usual


Who needs a Valentine when you have a good book? Stop by the library and check out a book or album to celebrate Valentine's Day!❀️


We had so much fun listening to all the stories from our juvenile section at our last Story Time event on Monday! If you missed this one, mark your calendars for the next Story Time event on Wednesday, February 21st from 1:30pm-2pm in the east alcove of the library!


Are you interested in learning how to create music projects with digital humanities tools? Then stop by our Intro to Digital Humanities Workshop with the Research Computing Center on February 6th at 11am in the AML Seminar Room!


Treat yourself to free coffee on February 1st from 9am to 11am in the Allen Music Library!!


Take a break and stop by for our first Story Time of the semester on Monday, January 29th from 1:30pm-2pm in the East Alcove! The AML Librarians will read some of their favorite books from our children's book collection!


Our first Free Stuff Fridays is TOMORROW!! AML is switching things up! Instead of hosting monthly book sales, we are now doing Free Stuff Fridays! Items that would normally end up in book sales (things we already own or that don't fit with our collecting policies) will now be put out on our front table for FREE every Friday! Swing by the library between 9am and 2pm on Fridays to see if there's anything you'd like!


That's right it's time again for some free coffee and donut holes courtesy of the AML! Thursday, January 18 at 9a!


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our doors will be closed as we reflect on his legacy of equality and justice. Let's take this day to inspire positive change. 🌟

FSU Alert 01/08/2024

The Music Library will be CLOSED along with the rest of the University tomorrow! We plan to resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, January 10! Stay safe!

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Wishing you a Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰βœ¨ Here are our office hours for this week to kick off 2024 on a productive note. Cheers to a year of success and growth!


Enjoy the latest on our library tour. Books and stories await! πŸ“š


Cheers to the incredible Class of 2023 for reaching this milestone! Your hard work, dedication, and resilience have paid off. Here's to the next chapter in your journey! πŸŽ“βœ¨


Embracing the Winter Break Vibes! β˜ƒοΈ Our office hours are taking on a chill new schedule for. Check it out and make the most of your well-deserved break, students! πŸŽ„ Happy holidays from our team to yours! 🌟


Wednesday wake-up call: 'You're Never Too Bizet For Coffee'! Enjoy the perfect blend of music and caffeine with free coffee and donut holes this Wednesday from 9 am-11 am. See you there! β˜•πŸ©


Friendly reminder! πŸš€ Finals mode ON! πŸ“š We've extended our office hours to have your back. Let's tackle those exams together and finish strong! You got thi

Photos from Warren D. Allen Music Library at FSU's post 12/04/2023

Here are some photos from our storytelling event!πŸ“šβœ¨


We've got your back during finals - extended hours to fuel your success! πŸ’ͺπŸ“ Let's conquer those exams together and finish strong! β€οΈπŸ’›πŸŽ“
UPDATE** We will be open on 12/11 AND 12/12 from 7:50 am- 11 pm


πŸ‚ Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒ We're taking a short break to celebrate this season of gratitude. Our doors will be closed 11/22 through 11/25 and we'll be back to serve you on 11/26. Wishing you a warm and joyful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! 🍁


Meet our incredible Music Library staff (from left to right): Gwen Saporito-Emler, Sarah Dugas, Miles Bozeman, Laura Gayle Green, Avis Berry, Elizabeth Uchimura, Sarah Cohen. 🎢✨ Passionate about music and dedicated to serving you!


Meet Sarah Cohen, our University Co-Chair at the Technical Services Standing Committee. With hardworking and dedication, Sarah collaborates with librarians statewide, shaping policies, providing training, and maintaining our cataloging database. Her expertise ensures the smooth functioning of our libraries.


Heads up, everyone! 🌟 Our office will be closed on Nov 10th to salute our heroes on Veterans Day. πŸŽ‰ We'll be back and raring to go on Nov 11th! See you then! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ


β˜•πŸŽΆ Wake up and smell the music, music lovers! Tomorrow, 11/2, the Music Library is serving up good vibes with FREE coffee from 9 AM to 11 AM! 🌟 Energize your day with melodies and caffeine - because when words fail, coffee speaks! Hurry, it's all free while supplies last! β˜•πŸŽ΅


Meet Laura Gayle Green, our devoted co-chair of the User Interfaces Standing Committee at MCLS/FLVC. With two years of dedicated service, she works tirelessly to enhance library experiences for 40 Florida institutions. Laura Gayle focuses on seamless catalog systems and user interfaces, ensuring a smooth experience for students and faculty. Her commitment and expertise make her a vital part of our team.

Photos from Warren D. Allen Music Library at FSU's post 10/25/2023

A generous Florida State University alumni recently donated a copy of Mark Hugh Malone's new book, "William Levi Dawson," complete with a heartfelt inscription. If you're eager to learn more about William Levi Dawson, this book is a must-read!


🎢 A big shoutout to our incredible Music Librarians who attended the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association conference this past Friday! 🎡 They immersed themselves in learning, made beautiful music, and enjoyed every moment. Special congratulations to our Music Librarian, Elizabeth Uchimura, for being elected Member-at-Large for the Chapter Board! Your dedication and passion for music knowledge truly shine. Thank you for representing FSU with enthusiasm and expertise! πŸŽ‰πŸŽΌ


β˜•πŸŽΆ Rise and grind, music lovers! This Thursday, 10/19, the Music Library is brewing up good vibes with FREE coffee from 9 AM to 11 AM! 🌟 Fuel your day with melodies and caffeine - because when words fail, coffee speaks! Hurry, it's all free while supplies last! β˜•πŸŽ΅

Photos from Florida State University College of Music's post 10/02/2023



Join us for our Fall Book Sale next Wednesday, October 4th from 9 AM to 4 PMπŸ“š! We've got books, scores, CDs, DVDs, as well as a couple of items we are auctioning off😏. See you there!

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Our Story

The Allen Music Library is one of the largest music libraries of the southeastern United States and serves a tight-knit community as the heart of the College of Music at Florida State University. We provide an inviting and productive atmosphere where students and faculty alike can gather, study, and explore. Between smiling faces to greet you, Coffee Thursdays, and Random Acts of Chocolate, AML is more than a library, it’s a home.

Our collection consists of over 250,000 books, scores, audio/video recordings, periodicals, and microform in addition to extensive database subscriptions and streaming services. We can get you set up with the right equipment for your needs from computers to cameras to record players to printers. Aside from our general materials, we maintain a separate Special Collections area, which houses many rare and unique items dating from as early as the 16th century as well as an array of College of Music history including recordings, scrapbooks, and papers.

For more information on our collection, events, and policies, visit our website. No matter what you’re looking for, our capable librarians and staff are here to support your success at FSU!

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Enjoy the latest on our library tour. Books and stories await! πŸ“š
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No more plexiglass at the front desk! We're excited to see and hear you all clearly again ☺️
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Opening Hours

Monday 7:50am - 10pm
Tuesday 7:50am - 10pm
Wednesday 7:50am - 10pm
Thursday 7:50am - 10pm
Friday 7:50am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 10pm
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