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Music: Materials in the library

Guide to the best resources for musicians and music educators

Interlibrary Loan & Link+

You have a couple of options for requesting books that the UNR Libraries don't own.

Link+: Always make this your first option if possible. Link+ is the library consortium to which we belong. To request a book, search the Link+ Catalog, find the book you wish to borrow, view the item record, and click the link that says, "Request This Item". At this point, you will have to select "Univ of Nevada Reno" from a dropdown, and fill in any additional form fields. Books arrive typically in less than a week.

Interlibrary Loan: You can request books through the ILLiad system by logging in, completing your personal profile (if you haven't already), and then populating the request form with bibliographic information about your required book (e.g., title, author, edition or year).


Search for books/eBooks in the UNR Libraries

Where are the music books in the Knowledge Center?

All print books (including scores and sheet music) are on the 4th floor. They are classified with the Library of Congress Classification System into 3 broad areas:

M      Music
ML   Literature on music
MT   Instruction and Study

For more information about how the books and music are organized, here are links to the outline and full versions of the Class M Music Classification Schedule:

Outline (PDF, 4 p.)

Full classification schedule (PDF, 415 p.)

Search for music recordings in the UNR Libraries

The UNR Libraries offer streaming audio through the Naxos Music database, as well as audio CDs and LPs that can be checked out. The LPs are not cataloged but are available for browsing on the 2nd floor of the Knowledge Center. Some audio CDs are also available for browsing in the Popular Reading area of the Knowledge Center. You can also find CDs through the Classic Catalog or OneSearch and check them out from the Multimedia Desk in @One on the 1st floor of the Knowledge Center.