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How Do I Find Music and Other Recordings?

A guide to locating recorded music and other sound recordings including audiobooks and spoken word in physical and electronic formats.

How Do I Find Music?

Finding Music is Easy in the Library Catalog.  Using the advanced search, select Music and Other Recordings in the Search by category box.

The categories for a music search are very useful for tracking down a specific recording or group.

-this field can include composers, arrangers, musical groups, individual performers or authors.

-this field can include album titles, song titles or uniform titles of classical music

Genre and Topic-this field is useful for finding types and genres of music such as Operas, Orchestral Music or Reggae Music. 

Instrument and Voices-this field is useful if you are looking for music that uses a specific instrument.

Publisher-This can be useful to browse the work of a given publisher.

Main Call Number-because CDs are indexed by label, browsing by call number can find similar works.

Recordings Collection Circulation Policies

Checkout Period

Regular Items               Quarter loan

Reserve Items              7 days

Number of Items
Regular Items               unlimited

Reserve Items               2 items

Returning Items

Please return items at JRL360 or the main circulation desk.


Call Number Guide for Music

Recordings Collection Call Numbers come in multiple formats.

AudDisc               record, usually an LP.

AudCD                 Compact Disc

AudCass             audio cassette.

LC call numbers will be noted as CD, LP or Cassette in the catalog