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Polley Music Library

A Service of Lincoln City Libraries funded by the Lillian Helms Polley Trust

Welcome to the Polley Music Library, the public music library of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The music library features a circulating collection of music books, printed music, and compact discs, along with digital collections, non-circulating reference materials, and music magazines. The Polley Music Library answers music-related questions, and provides other services, such as tours and programs.

Polley Music Library Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Visit us on the 2nd floor of Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Polley Music Library materials are available for use when Bennett Martin Public Library is open.

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Songwriting/Composing Club
Are you a songwriter or composer interested in sharing your work? Need help with writers block or a particular part that doesn't feel quite right? Join the Polley Music Library's Songwriting/Composing Club and meet other musicians in the area! Bring an instrument, your laptop, sheet music, lyrics, or just come to talk about what you're working on! Meetings are generally held in the 4th floor Auditorium at Bennett Martin Public Library.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 08, 2024  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Music of Old Nebraska
The Music of Old Nebraska archive of over 250 Nebraska-related music scores from the Polley Music Library is available through the Nebraska Memories pages from the Nebraska Library Commission. 


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