A guide to finding library resources related to Music


This research guide includes information about finding library resources related to music: books, scores, journals/magazines, CDs, audio & video recordings, listening/viewing equipment, recording studio workstations, and more.

Please feel free to contact us with questions or to receive research assistance.

Related Guides

Additional online library guides to support your research:

Where to Find Music in the Library

Items In the Stacks

  • Scores and books are usually on the first level of Mullins Library in the "M" classification area
  • Music journals are on the main level behind Multimedia Services
  • Sound recordings (CDs, LPs, etc.) and videos (DVDs, VHSs, etc.) are in storage, but quickly retrievable
  • Music reference books are on the main level with other reference books
  • Use OneSearch o find specific locations.

Online Resources

  • These includes ebooks, e-scores, sound recordings, videos, journals, databases, reference works, and other music resources
  • Online resources are described throughout this research guide, and also in the "Resources in Music" Libraries website
  • Also use OneSearch to locate online music resources

Reserves Materials

  • If your professor tells you to locate course materials that are on reserve in the Libraries, use the "Course Reserves" tab in the Main Libraries website
  • In many cases you will find links to these materials on the course's Blackboard site
  • Reserve items might be online, or they might be kept at the Mullins Help Desk or Multimedia Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Storage Retrieval

  • You will be notified through email when items requested through Interlibrary loan (ILL) items or retrieved from storage can be picked up
  • They can be picked up at the main Mullins Help Desk or at Multimedia Services


  • To use equipment, including computers, players in all formats, copying software, recording software, and more, go to Multimedia Services