Books and printed music are arranged according to the Library of Congress' Classification System. The library has circulating (stacks) and non-circulating (reference) collections. Each collection is divided in to three sections.
- M = Printed music/scores (organized by instrument/genre)
- ML = Books about music and musicians
- MT = Books on music theory, pedagogy, and technique
The best finding aid is the CIM/Case library catalog.
What is the call number for ... ?
Your voice teacher sends you to the library to find a specific aria. Where are the vocal scores of operas? M1503. Use the following table to browse our collection of vocal literature.
|M 1500||Full scores of operas
|M 1503||Vocal scores of opera (piano reductions)
|M 1507||Collections of opera excerpts|
||Opera librettos (texts)
||Biographies of composers and musicians
||History of Opera
Finding printed music for a specific song/aria: Many songs and arias are only found in collections. Unfortunately, the library catalog does not always index the contents of such collections. This is where a song index is helpful. It will tell you which collections include a specific aria, lieder or song.
Sr. Research Services Librarian
Where do you work in the Library?
I'm usually in the Reference Desk area or Media Center
What are your musical interests/activities?
Singing and coordinating musicians. Currently I sing and help coordinate the Worship Team at my church.
What are your hobbies?
When not doing the above, I enjoy getting out and spending time with family and friends. I also especially enjoy singing and reading new children's books to my daughter, and listening to audio books.