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Nadia Boulanger Media Resources Centre

Media Resources Centre

The Nadia Boulanger Media Resources Centre of the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse is situated in the very beautiful premises which used to house the library of the Veterinary School.

At the outset in 1980 the resources centre consisted solely of the Nadia Boulanger legacy collections. In the space of a quarter of a century the collections have been considerably extended and today the resources centre owns nearly 90,000 documents which it monitors with a database catalogue that can be consulted online.

The resources centre serves the needs of music teaching and research and is used regularly by students, teachers, musicologists and research workers.

The Nadia Boulanger Media Resources Centre houses the legacies of Nadia Boulanger, Jean Martinon, Dr H. Mondon, Henry de Rouville, Xavier Darasse, Monsieur Béthenod, Jane Bathori and Roger Accart.


Lending room

45,447 items
- 30,400 music scores
- 7,000 books on music
- 1,600 books on dance, painting, sculpture, etc.
- 5,300 CDs

Reading room
More than 29,000 documents
The reading room has thirty-two seats 32 and the douments are divided in to three large sections:
- the Nadia Boulanger collection
- monumental editions
- reference works.

Databases that charge for consultation (Grove Music Online, RISM, RILM, RIPM, JSTOR, etc.) can be consulted in the room.

Periodicals room
229 titles, which 139  periodicals currently subscribed to can be consulted in the room.


Reading room and periodicals room
From Monday to Thursday , from 10 am to 6 pm. On Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
There is open access to documents.
These two rooms are accessible during academic holidays but the opening hours are restricted. The media resources centre is closed during the first three weeks of August and the Christmas holidays.

Lending room
From Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm. On Friday, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Loan of fifteen documents, among wv)chic five CDs an 1 CD-ROM for a period of up to one month. The loan is reservd for the profesors, the students, the members of staff of the establishment and for outside persons, under some conditions, after payment of an annual contribution.

The lending room is closed during academic holidays.


Before borrowing documents users must first register at the media resources centre.

  • CNSMD students: user’s card is issued free of charge on presentation of student’s card and identity photograph
  • Teaching and administrative staff of the Lyon CNSMD: user’s card is issued free of charge on presentation of an identity photograph.
  • Outside users: annual fee per academic year is €32, €16 for the unemployed. Proof of identity or student’s card is required, together with proof of domicile issued within the previous three months and an identity photograph.

The media resources centre user’s card must be presented in order to borrow documents.
Penalties for overdue documents are payable at the rate of 15 cents per document per day.

Penalties in case of loss:
- documents: full replacement cost
- user’s card: €2.


Telephone: 33 (0)472 19 26 68 or 69
Fax 33 (0)472 19 26 00

A staff of eight are available to assist users with queries and bibliographical research.