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Finding Music Items

LC Call Numbers

Despite popular opinion, library collections can be browsed, it just takes a knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system for the subject area you are interested in.

For Music, the LC Classification is broken down into 3 broad headings:

  • M - Music [Scores]
  • ML - Literature on Music
  • MT - Instruction and Study

A summary of the music call number classes can be downloaded from the Library of Congress website, and you can see how each subclass is organized.