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Library Research Guides


This is a guide to finding music materials & getting started with music research.

What's New

Items recently added to the Music Library:


Getting Oriented in the Music Library

The Music Library occupies three floors. Here's an overview of what you'll find on each floor:

First floor: Circulation desk, public computers, photocopier/scanner, listening & viewing equipment, reference books, current periodicals, microforms
Second floor: Call numbers A - ML5, dissertations, miniature scores, oversize
Third floor: Call numbers ML5 - Z

CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes are kept behind the circulation desk. Look up the call numbers in Mirlyn and take them to the desk to be pulled for you.


This guide will get you started with finding music-related materials in the University of Michigan Library. Navigate using the tabs above to find books, scores, articles, and more.

The Music Library is located in the Earl V. Moore Building on North Campus. It is one of the largest music collections in the country and houses an extensive collection of books, scores, audio & video recordings, and periodicals.

You need not be affiliated with the School of Music, Theatre & Dance to use the Music Library. The majority of the collection circulates, so if you're affiliated with the University (student, staff, or faculty), you may check out music materials. You may also login to Mirlyn and request any circulating materials to be sent for pickup at the campus library of your choice.