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Music

Reading Call Numbers

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

Example of call number order:

N66 .B634 1999
NA 9 .A34 2005
NA 20 .G4 2001
NA 100.G411.2001
NA 100 .G47 2008

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Finding Books on Music

The music book collection is primarily in the Pratt Music Library, arranged by Library of Congress classification. The books are organized into three groups, the main class M and the two subclasses, ML and MT. See the entire breakdown of Music call numbers from the Library of Congress (scroll down).

  • M - Music (scores)
  • ML - Literature on music (books ABOUT music)
    • ML410: composer biographies
  • MT - Instruction and study

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Levels 1-7 Williston

  • Level 1 -  D
  • Level 2 - E-HD
  • Level 2 ½ - X-Folio (extra large)
  • Level 3 - HE-JZ
  • Level 4 - JK-NX, Reference
  • Level 5 - P-PQ3999
  • Level 6 - PQ 4000- PS 3499
  • Level 7 - PS 2500- PT

Levels 1-7 Miles-Smith

  • Level 1 - Cutter
  • Level 2- A-C
  • Level 4 - Information Commons, MEWS
  • Level 6 - Q - S
  • Level 7- PZ, T-Z

Stevens Music and Dance Library: Pratt Hall

  • Music (M)

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