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This guide is a compilation of core music research resources available at CCNY. 

Use the online catalog OneSearch to find research resources available at CCNY and CUNY. For details on using OneSearch, check out this handy guide. Request items from other CUNY Libraries using the CLICS service and use interlibrary loan for items not available at CUNY. 

Connect to resources from off-campus using your CUNYFirst ID and password.

Quick Links (Music A-Z)

Navigate the Music Collection

Floorplans: 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.