The following is a brief description of location codes you will encounter in the online library catalog.

Music Collection Locations (Onsite)

  • Stacks: main collection, mostly circulating materials
  • Miniatures: “pocket” or “study” scores, shelved to the far left side of the stacks
  • Oversize: larger materials shelved at the back left side (scores) or middle right side (books) of the stacks
  • Folio: very large score materials shelved at the left side of the stacks behind the Assistant Librarian's office
  • Reference: non-circulating dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc., shelved at the entrance to the stacks area
  • Music Service Desk: sound and video recordings; for in-library use only. (Please note that our entire LP collection is now housed off-site; see below for requesting these materials.)
  • Cage: special collection materials for in-library use only. Please inquire at the Music Service Desk; items must be retrieved from closed stacks.
  • Goethe Collection: Please inquire at the Music Service Desk; items must be retrieved from closed stacks.

Off-Site Storage

Music collection materials stored off site may be obtained by submitting electronic forms:

New Library Materials

New books and scores are shelved in the reading area for two weeks or so. Current issues of selected journals are displayed in the Current Periodicals area.