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Performing Arts Library

Our libraries offer students, faculty and staff an array of print, electronic and audiovisual resources for research and performance. The collections supplement and support AMDA's acting, music theatre and dance programs.

The Library is an innovative partner in the pursuit of academic excellence for the AMDA community and a leader in providing dynamic performing arts information services. The library provides a welcoming facility that supports the students, alumni, faculty, and staff in their academic, artistic, and professional goals.

NY Online Catalog

Location and Contact

211 West 61st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023

(212) 957-3315
nylibrary@amda.edu

Library Resources

  • A subscription to ProQuest's International Index to the Performing Arts is available with access to over 260 performing arts periodicals.
  • AMDA NY has a subscription to the Alexander Street Press Drama database, where students and faculty can find over 6,000 full text plays along with biographical information, citations, and more. Online access and printing capabilities are available in the library.
  • Recent database additions to the collection also include Contemporary Musical Theatre, e-book access with OverDrive, and digital subscriptions to the New York Times.
  • Students are encouraged to schedule reference consultations to help with research.
  • Faculty are encouraged to schedule in-class instruction sessions on information literacy.

Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 9:30PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Library Staff

Computers and Equipment

  • Computers: Four Windows PCs, Four Macs
  • Software: Computers in the library include Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Three Photocopiers and One Digital Scanner: Payment is made using AMDA ID cards with refillable online account. See library staff for new pricing and policies.

The AMDA Performing Arts Library in Los Angeles is the campus's comprehensive resource for study and performance. Reference librarians are available for research assistance and online resource instruction. The library's print collection includes piano/vocal scores, songbooks, musical librettos, play scripts, screenplays, biographies and autobiographies, fiction, and nonfiction relating to acting, music theatre, dance theatre, as well as general academia. The audiovisual collection includes sound recordings of musical theatre cast recordings and video recordings of classic and contemporary cinema, filmed stage performances, and documentaries.

LA Online Catalog

Location and Contact

Main Tower, 3rd Floor
6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 603-5924
LAlibrary@amda.edu

Library Resources

  • Students are encouraged to schedule reference consultations to help with research.
  • Faculty are encouraged to schedule in-class instruction sessions on information literacy.
  • A subscription to ProQuest’s International Index to the Performing Arts is available with access to over 260 performing arts periodicals. Ask at the library reference desk for login information.
  • A subscription to Alexander Street Press Drama provides access to over 6000 full-text plays as well as biographical information, reference sources, images, and more. Included are North American Theatre, Asian American Drama, Black Drama, Latino Literature, North American Indian Drama, North American Women’s Drama, and Twentieth Century North American Drama.

Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Library Staff

Computers and Equipment

  • Computers: Three Windows PCs, nine iMacs
  • Software: Computers in the library include Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Celtx. The iMacs include iMovie.
  • Two Photocopier/Printers: Payment is made with refillable cash cards available at a kiosk in the library. The kiosk accepts paper bills only.