In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities until further notice. Virtual options are now available for private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

To learn more about online offerings and supporting Merit during this time, please

Instrument Library & Rentals

Glasser-Rosenthal Library

The Glasser-Rosenthal Library supports the Merit community 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 Hours
Due to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, Merit’s physical library will be closed until further notice. We’re still here for you virtually! Please email with any questions or concerns.

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

312-676-3694 | 

Instrumental Rental Program | Submit an Application to Rent

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

The 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 2019 – 2020 Rental Fee = $40 – $170 (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”).