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Floorsplans: Music Library

Books and scores are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification scheme: Class M for Music and Books about Music

  • -- Scores. Scores are shelved in three sections by size: miniature, regular stacks and oversize. 
  • ML -- Books on music literature, history, and criticism. Tip: Check section ML410 for biographies of musicians and composers.  
  • MT -- Books on music theory, composition, pedagogy, and technique for instrumental/vocal study. 

Essential Reference Tools

Music Research Guides

Need a jump start to your research in music?

Browse the Reference area on the main level of the music library, where you'll find our rich collection of bibliographies and research guides. Use these to discover in-depth resources on your topic. Here are two key guides for music research:

Writing & Citation tools