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Performing Arts Library

The AMDA Performing Arts Libraries are students' comprehensive resource for study and performance. Library staff are available for research assistance and online resource instruction. The print collections include 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 collections include sound recordings of musical theatre cast recordings and video recordings of classic and contemporary cinema, filmed stage performances, and documentaries.

Library Resources

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff have digital access to electronic resources available through the following partners:
    • Academic Search Premier (LA only)
    • Alexander Street Press
    • Drama Online
    • OverDrive
    • Performing Arts Periodicals Database

More details on patron information, resource access, or questions for staff can be found at our website,

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