The Arthur Friedheim Library is the music library of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, and its primary purpose is to support the curriculum of the Peabody Conservatory. The Friedheim Library contains about 130,000 items including individually cataloged books and periodicals about music, musical scores and sound recordings, manuscripts, rare books, and microfilms. It houses performance materials for individuals and for groups up to nine players, scores for ensembles of whatever size, and research materials that support graduate level music study. The Peabody Archives located on the second level of the library houses the papers of the Peabody Institute, some of its founders and faculty, and other area performing groups.
The Friedheim Library serves the faculty and students of the Peabody Conservatory, the Peabody Preparatory Division, and all other divisions of the Johns Hopkins University. The library is located on the plaza level of the New Building in the northeast corner of the Peabody campus. Entrance is through the main entrance to Peabody at 17 East Mt. Vernon Place. The security guard will direct you to the Friedheim Library. Identification is required.