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MUSC 2361: Music History I (Newton)

Locations of Print Music Books in Milne Library

The print music collection can be found in three locations in the library: most are on the second floor or in the oversize room on the third floor; a very few are in the super oversize collection in the subbasement.  You can browse the shelves by using the general Library of Congress call numbers below. 

M - Music

ML - Literature on Music

MT - Instruction and Study

Finding Books

You can also use the Library's Catalog to search for specific materials..  There are three options you can explore for finding books.  Two are available through the Advanced Search on the library's website: Library Catalog and SUNY Catalog.  The other is WorldCat and is available in the database list.  The Library Catalog searches holdings within Milne Library; SUNY Catalog searches libraries across all SUNYs (note: interlibrary loan is typically very fast when requested from another SUNY), and WorldCat searches libraries across the United States and the world.  More information on searching the Library Catalog is below.

How to Find a Book in the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is one place to start when searching for books.  From the library's main page, click Advanced, and at the top, choose Library Catalog. 

screenshot of the library advanced search


After you do your search, you can use the Availability and Resource Type facets on the left to narrow your results to print books or e-books.


You should always sign in, as this will allow you to access e-books, save items to your folder, etc.: 

screenshot of library sign in page


When you find a book you'd like to check out, you will need the location and call number to find it on the shelf.  

screenshot of library search with call number circled


Most physical (print) materials can be checked out using your student ID at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.   A few collections, such as Special Collections and the Reference Collection, do not circulate but can be used in the Library.

Check out the video tutorial below for step-by-step instructions: