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last updated: 10/25/2012

Music Library Computing

The IU Music Library offers PC-compatible and Macintosh computers for use by patrons.

General information about the computers

  • 157 stations are available to students, divided between three floors:

    First floor
    Includes 10 public Windows stations (LIT/STC Dell Optiplex machines), including a microfilm scanning station for digitizing microfilms, and 38 Windows stations (STC Dell Optiplex machines), each with a 5-channel headphone amplifier.

    Second floor
    Includes 3 public Windows station (LIT/STC Dell Optiplex machines).

    Third floor

    Includes 2 labs. The M373 contains 30 24" Intel Macintosh computers, each coupled with a KORG Triton Le MIDI keyboard. The M360 lab contains a further 20 Intel Macs, 18 of which are coupled with KORG Triton Le MIDI keyboards and two of which are coupled with an Epson large format scanner.  The M360 lab also contains 53 Windows PCs (Dell Optiplex GX280 machines), 18 of which are coupled with KORG Triton Le MIDI keyboards.  2 Macintosh stations also include a MOTU 8-channel 828 interface, coupled with a cassette player, and 8 of the Macs in M373 contain extra large 88-key KORG Triton MIDI keyboards.

Software on all Lab Windows and Mac computers includes standard professional software for word processing, web, and graphic design.  All stations also include Finale and Sibelius music notation applications.  All Macs also include the following applications:

Digital Performer


Max/MSP (select stations in M360 only)

All stations also include Variations 2, the online access to selected recordings and scores for use by IU Bloomington students, faculty, and staff.

Getting help

We have created many online help documents available via the Indiana University Knowledge Base and the Music Library Tutorials site. In addition, manuals for many of the applications are available in the library's open reserve room on the first floor.

NOTE: Trained computer consultants are available on the 1st and 3rd floors to assist with general computing questions and more-specific software issues. Contact the Music Library Computing Staff at mltech (at) indiana (dot)edu for help with music applications or Variations 2.  For additional help, visit the M.L.I.T. lab in room 383 (on the 3rd floor) for walk-in assistance during the following hours:

To schedule an appointment, send e-mail to mltech (at) indiana (dot) edu

Staff at the reference and circulation desks on the first floor are able to assist with general library information and loaning issues.

Locally-written help documents

NOTE: You may print any of these documents by selecting "Print" from the File menu in a web browser when viewing the document. 

KORG Triton Keyboards 

  • Tutorials can be found here, providing an introductory guide to using the Triton keyboards in the Music Library, including links to more advanced guides. There are also hard copies of the Triton manual on each floor and in the closed reserves.

Reporting problems

  • All problems with software or hardware should be directed to the STC Consultant working on the floor.

last updated: 10/25/2012