The Howard M. Skinner Music Library is a branch library dedicated to the support of
the programs of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, especially the School of
Music and the Dance and Musical Theatre programs of the School of Theatre Arts and
Dance. The library has the second-largest music collection in Colorado, comprising
over 40,000 recordings, 75,000 scores, and almost 100,000 books. It also holds recordings
and materials from the past 60 years of UNC’s performing groups.
The Skinner Library was founded in Frasier Hall and moved to its own new building
in October 1997 to allow more room for expansion and better study opportunities for
students. It was named for Dr. Howard M. Skinner, former Dean of the College of Performing
and Visual Arts and President of the University, in 2005 in honor of his many years
of dedication to UNC and the Greeley music community.