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A Guide to Music Research and Finding Music Resources

This guide will assist music users in finding music materials

Where Things Are in the Music Library

First Floor: Call numbers A–LX, M1–244; Reference Collection; current journals

Second Floor: Call numbers M245– ; miniature scores

Third Floor: ML (including bound journals); MT; MZ (IU dissertations); Call numbers N-Z; oversize items


Reference Collection: All items in the Reference Collection are on the first floor, regardless of call number; they cannot be checked out.

Reserve items: Reserve items are in the Reserve Room on the first floor (next to the Circulation Desk).

Frontlog: If IUCAT says an item is in the Frontlog, ask for it at the Circulation Desk (first floor)

Sound and video recordings: All sound recordings and videos must be requested at the Circulation Desk; they cannot be taken out of the library. Note: sound recordings in the Variations digital library are available on computers in the Music Library and remotely to students registered in classes that require Variations.