NEC’s new 130,000 sf Student Life and Performance Center incorporates a residence for 250 students, dining commons, opera workshop, rehearsal and performance facilities, and student services. The NEC Library learning center is a major focus, consolidating NEC’s collections and offering new individual and group learning spaces.
The new two-story Library houses over 73,000 volumes and scores, with stacks, archival storage, staff areas, and student and community services. Open views to and from the street, large windows, color, and flexible spatial organization allow NEC’s Library to engage students and the entire music community. Its open plan and flexible furnishings make it a space that can change as library services and collections evolve.
As Boston’s only comprehensive music library—in a light filled, youthful setting, NEC welcomes scholars, students, and passionate music lovers.