The Arthur Friedheim Library (AFL)

Austrian Hall, Plaza Level

The Arthur Friedheim Library houses over 120,000 items, including books, scores, periodical, and audio-visual materials. Additional information is available on the library website at

AFL Hours

AFL has reopened for limited physical access and services.

Those needing alternative access to collections that are not available through our online resources should contact the library at [email protected] for further assistance.


Arthur Friedheim Library, Upper Floor

The Peabody Archives of the Arthur Friedheim Library holds the historical records of the Institute dating to its founding in 1857 as well as more than 200 special collections related to music and Baltimore history, including rare materials on Rosa Ponselle, Enrico Caruso, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Leon Fleisher, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, and John Pendleton Kennedy.

The Archives is currently closed. For more information and research consultations in Fall 2020, visit

T. Rowe Price Ensemble Library

Peabody Library Building, Room B06C

The Ensemble Library houses all scores and instrumental parts used by Peabody’s large ensembles, as well as the Conservatory’s collection of choral and opera scores. The Ensemble Library is not a circulating library; its holdings are for use exclusively by the school’s large ensemble program.

The George Peabody Library of The Johns Hopkins University

17 East Mount Vernon Place

Begun in the 1860s, the collection of the George Peabody Library now contains more than 300,000 volumes largely from the 18th and 19th centuries. Notable collection strengths are archaeology, British art and architecture, English and American literature, Romance languages and literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography, and exploration and travel.

The Library is part of the Special Collections Department of the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. It is a non-circulating collection, but readers and researchers are welcome to use the collection.

For more information and public hours, please visit:
George Peabody Library Website

The Sheridan Libraries

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (the principal research library on the Homewood campus), the John Work Garrett Library, the Brody Learning Commons, and the George Peabody Library. In addition to the print resources available to all students and faculty in these distributed collections, the Hopkins library network also provides 24/7 access to a rich collection of electronic resources, including more than 55,000 e-journals and more than 700,000 e-books.

Peabody Institute faculty, students, and staff have access to the Sheridan Libraries and borrowing privileges at the Eisenhower Library (upon presentation of a valid Peabody Institute ID card). For more information about the resources of the Sheridan Libraries, please consult