Students and academic staff of the University may borrow from the library, any external persons interested may use the library for reference only and may not borrow books. For details see the Terms of Library Use.
The University's PCs with public Internet access are also located in the library. A number of online services may be accessed from these PCs as well as from the whole university net. some of them - those in bold letters - are accessible from outside via HfMDK account (Shibboleth login).
The library also keeps some bequests from musicians, including those of Bernhard Sekles, composer and former Principal of the University, and of violinist and violin teacher Gustav Lenzewski from Frankfurt. Use of the bequests is possible only by prior arrangement with the library management.
The holdings of the library are presented in order of the local classification system which allows a search for subject (books) or scoring (sheet music).