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About the Library

Established in 2001, Emma Ray Riggs McKay Music Library serves the students, faculty, and community of the University of Utah.The Library is named for Emma Ray Riggs McKay (1877-1970), a music student and graduate of The University of Utah. The Library is a component of the School of Music situated in Gardner Hall.
McKay provides patrons with digital and analog listening stations and over 30,000 recordings; 20 Mac computer stations outfitted with a wide variety of software, including music notation and music editing softwares; and circulating scores, books, and music periodicals.
A technology lab offers students a technologically-advanced environment to perform music and multimedia editing.  Students may independently create, mix, edit, and record electronic and computer music or enroll in music technology courses taught in the lab.
Listening stations, private study carrels, the Quinney Reading Area, the Maurice Abravanel Studio, and open study tables allow students to work, read, and listen to music individually or in groups.

Direct questions and comments to:

Lisa Chaufty 
McKay Music Library Director
1375 East Presidents Circle
David Gardner Hall (DGH)
Room 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Ask the Library

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Summer Hours
May 8th – August 19th
Monday - Friday

Fall 2023 Hours
August 21st  – December 15th
Monday ~ Thursday
   8am ~ 8pm
   8am ~ 5pm
   10am ~ 3pm

Labor Day ~ Sept. 4th

Fall Break
Sat. Oct. 8th ~ Tues. Oct. 10th
Wed. Oct. 11th 9am ~ 5pm
Thurs. Oct. 12th 9am ~ 5pm
Fri. Oct. 13th 9am ~ 5pm
Sat. Oct. 14th 11am ~ 2pm

Thanksgiving Break

Wed. Nov. 22nd 8am ~ 5pm
Thur. Nov. 23rd ~ Sun. Nov. 26th

Please check back for updates.

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Last Updated: 9/18/23