The Music Library, situated on the Cairo Opera House grounds, provides information about opera, symphony, ballet, Arab music, Cultural Opera Salons and Panel Discussions. It holds rare books and manuscripts about art and music, and has a large collection of digital recordings of singers and composers from Egypt and the whole Arab world. Records, CDs, videotapes, cassette tapes, and recordings of Opera House performances are available.
They may be recorded for a fee. Apart from books, magazines, slides, and brochures there are also maquettes of performances at the Cairo Opera House.
An audiovisual room is accessible to the public, subscriptions are not required. The library also offers training courses for students at library departments of Egyptian universities.
The Music Library also houses an art gallery. The space in the circular, two-storey construction lends itself admirably to the display of artistic works. This new gallery plays a double role in providing the library visitor with the opportunity to see and appreciate works of different artists and at the same time it encourages the exhibition visitor to get interested in the world of books as well.
The library opens daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed Fridays and Saturdays).