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Instrument Library & Rentals

Glasser-Rosenthal Library

Merit’s Glasser-Rosenthal Library supports our students with a catalog of circulating sheet music, books, recordings, equipment, instruments, and formal concert clothing. The library houses two computers; a digital piano, listening station, and printer/copier for public use; and an inventory of reeds, strings, instrument accessories.

Library Open Window Hours

Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:00-5:45 pm
Wednesday: 4:00-6:00 pm
Thursday: 6:15-7:30 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:30 am-2:30 pm (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays of the month)

Library support is always available by appointment! Please email us at least 2 business days in advance to schedule your in-person or virtual appointment.

312-676-3694 | [email protected] 

Instrumental Rental Program | Submit an Application to Rent

Merit’s instrument rental program is administered through the Glasser-Rosenthal Library.

Our rental program is open to students who are currently enrolled and receiving financial aid.  Please note that rentals are subject to availability, so you are encouraged to see the librarian about instrument needs soon after completing class registration!

Academic Year 2021 – 2022 Rental Fee = $40 – $160 (sliding scale, based on financial aid)

Summer 2022 Rental Fee = $5 – $80 (sliding scale, based on financial aid)

Library Search Access

You can access Merit’s Glasser-Rosenthal Library catalog at any time here.

Please note you are welcome to search the catalog as a general reference, but if you need something specific, please come to the library to locate the item. (to search by composer, use “author”).