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Today's hours: 1p-5p


The Archive of Recorded Sound's collection contains over 400,000 items that span sound recording history--from its beginnings to the present day. Nearly all formats ever developed to record sound are represented: piano rolls; wax cylinders; shellac, acetate, aluminum, and vinyl discs; magnetic wire and tape recordings; compact discs. Collections are particularly strong in the areas of jazz and opera.

In this library Phone Email
Archive of Recorded Sound (650) 723-9312 soundarchive@stanford.edu


541 Lasuen Mall
Braun Music Center
Stanford, CA 94305-3076


Open to the public; appointments strongly encouraged. Materials do not circulate.


Power equipped accessible entrance; elevator access to lower level and Archive entrance.


Entrance via the Music Library is at the eastern end of Braun Music Center, next to the campus post office.

Transit and parking

Marguerite: X or Y to Tresidder Student Union stop. Metered visitor parking available in Tresidder lot. You may also use the Parkmobile app or Parkmobile website to pay for parking in the Tresidder lot (look for the bright green signs).


Head Librarian, Music Library, Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
Operations Manager