Library & Instrument 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 Hours thru August 17, 2018

Monday/Wednesday: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday/Thursday: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED


Library Hours thru August 20 – 31, 2018

Monday- Thursday: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED

For access to the library outside of the dates listed above, please contact Annaeka Johnson at

Annaeka Johnson, Librarian
P: 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 2018 – 2019 Rental Fee = $37 – $160 (sliding scale, based on financial aid)


Library Search Access

Merit’s Gasser-Rosenthal Library catalog can now be accessed by everyone online.  To do so visit to access the catalog.

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”).