Major Orchestra Librarians' Association

What's New

Please check out our newly created EDUCATION area, which contains many new resources, including copyright/streaming guides, how-to documents & tutorials - open and available to all.  
MOLA's mission is to facilitate communication between professional performance librarians, educate and assist them in providing service to their organizations, provide support and resources to the performing arts, and work with publishers to achieve the highest standards in music performance materials.

Upcoming events

Major Orchestra Librarians' Association
38th Annual Conference


Founded in 1983, the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association comprises of over 300 performance organizations around the world, represented by more than 450 librarians. The job of these performance librarians is to acquire, prepare, catalogue and maintain the music for each institution. Through MOLA, librarians share information and resources to help them in their daily work.

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Your financial support allows MOLA to provide travel assistance to events, engage visiting scholars, sponsor career-entry librarians for further training, produce our quarterly newsletter (Marcato), offer web services and communication 24 hours a day, and undertake many other outstanding initiatives for professional development in our field.