The Music Library contains over 32,000 books dealing with all aspects of music, including music history, music theory, music education, biographies of musicians and composers, and so forth. All books in the Music Library are classified according to the Library of Congress classification system.
The David Walker Collection is a special collection of books devoted to music education. This collection is located across from the elevator on the first floor.
Almost 40,000 scores are housed in the Music Library. These include vocal and orchestral scores, chamber music, music for solo instruments, and popular and folk music.
Try searching for scores using Preferred Titles. Libraries give pieces of music preferred titles so that a single search can find every version of the piece. Preferred titles (aka, uniform titles) are helpful because musical works could have:
For a more on Preferred Titles, see this handy guide from the Indiana University Music Library.
For parts for ensembles of 10 or more instruments, contact Thomas Lee in the Aaron Copland School of Music.