Locating Library Materials

Maps and Tour of the Library

Maps of the Music and Performing Arts Library

Video tour of the Music and Performing Arts Library

Locations within the Library 

Open-shelf materials


Books ( e.g., MLs, MTs, 780s) are on the 1st floor. 
    Quarto-sized books (Q. prefix) are interfiled with regular books. 
    Folio-sized books (F. prefix) are on the 2nd floor. 

Scores are on the 2nd floor. 
    Regular-sized and quarto-sized scored (q.M) are interfiled. 
    Miniature scores (MM), folio-sized scores (f.M), and scores prefaced with MO have separate locations on the 2nd floor. 

Looking for performance materials by class number? Try this link, which lists materials by Dewey Classification Number and by Library of Congress number. We use both systems in the Music and Performing Arts Library. Library of Congress Classification Scheme

Reference collections of both books and scores are on the 1st floor.  


Ask at the Circulation Desk for the following items

 
LP Sound recordings are on the 2nd floor in Special Collections and must be asked for at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. 

CDs are housed in closed stacks on the first floor and must be asked for at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

DVDs are housed in closed stacks on the first floor and must be asked for at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.

Special collections are located on the second floor but must be asked for at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Materials include LPs, microforms, cassettes, rare books and scores, etc.

Music reserves are found at the first floor circulation desk. 

 

Other Locations


Periodicals
Located on the first floor, they are shelved alphabetically by title. Some of the more popular titles in music, dance, and theatre are located in the display area facing the reading room.

Index table Located in the Music Information Center. Music Index, RILM, New Grove, and the Encyclopedia Britannica are found here. 

New items for a listing of new items, see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/newtitles/