The Claire T. Carney Library has an excellent collection of music related books on the 3rd floor and education related books on the 5th floor.
You're welcome (and encouraged) to browse books in person, but you also can plan ahead and see what our library and other libraries have from wherever you are (not to mention get access to ebooks). This page will help you with all of these approaches to finding books.
If there's a book you're interested in that we don't have, see the Interlibrary Loan tab for information on how to get it!
Here's a quick guide on how to read call numbers in our library (and most other academic libraries).
The first line is read in alphabetical order.
Read the second line in numerical order.
The third line is tricky. Read the letter in alphabetical order then the number as a decimal.
Sometimes the fourth line will look like this and you read it exactly like the other line.
When you see a line near the bottom that looks like a year, it is a year! This goes in numerical order.
You could think of a call number like a detailed address in reverse: planet, country, state, city, street, street number. Each line helps you narrow down the book's exact location!
Use the search box below to run a quick search for books, or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching.
Attributed to Neri da Rimini, Leaf from an Antiphonary, 1300-1325, tempera, ink, and gold on parchment,
20 5/16 x 14 15/16" (51.6 x 38 cm), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/leaf-from-an-antiphonary-53389.
Our library uses the Library of Congress Call Number Classification System to organize our books. If you know a little bit about what the call numbers stand for, you can browse the stacks more efficiently.
Here are some relevant call numbers for Music Education students and what they represent.
M - Music
ML - Literature on music
MT - Instruction and study
MT 9-15 - Printed pedagogical aids
MT 17 - Music in special education
MT 18 - Music in colleges and universities
MT 20-34 - Systems and methods
MT 35-39 - Notation
MT 85 - Conducting
MT 88 - Administration and instruction of vocal groups
MT 155 - Music theory for children
MT 170-810 - Instrumental techniques
MT 820-915 - Singing and vocal technique
MT 918-948 - School music
MT 955-956 - Musical theater
Click here to see a more thorough explanation of the Music call numbers.
Click here to see a more thorough explanation of the Education call numbers.