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Find music materials & get started with music research.


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

The Music Library is located on the third floor of 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 your U-M library account and request any circulating materials to be sent for pickup at the campus library of your choice. For questions about borrowing and circulation, feel free to e-mail General questions, reference inquiries and other information requests can be sent to

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, printers, scanner, listening & viewing equipment, reference books, current periodicals
Second floor Call numbers A - ML 5, miniature scores, oversize materials
Third floor Call numbers ML 5 - Z

Audiovisual materials, course reserves and held/recalled items are kept behind the circulation desk. Look up the call numbers in the Library Catalog and take them to the desk where the items can be retrieved for you.