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Music: Books

General Guide to Music Resources

Tips for Finding Books

1. General call ranges for books on music:


2. Search for books across all of CUNY & request them via CLICS.

3. combine keywords with composer, e.g.:
cantatas johann sebastian bach

4. Make use of the NYPL Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. You can search the catalog at:

5. Check our electronic book collections:

CUNY+ Catalog Tutorial

Selected Reference Books

Using WorldCat & ILL

You can locate books at most academic and public libraries around the world through WorldCat.

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: Double check the library's catalog to make sure the item you want is not available in CUNY. Then make your request using our automated interlibrary loan service: ILLIAD