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Music

Help finding scores, sound recordings, books, articles, and more.

Library Search

Library Search is your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more at Temple University Libraries. Additional information can be found in our Library Search FAQ's.

Reference Tools for Music

Call Numbers for Music

Music materials at Paley Library, Temple University's main library, can be found on the third floor east under the call numbers M, ML, and MT. Find the call number for your instrument and browse our stacks for music to play! Or, find the call number for your favorite type of book.  (My personal favorite is biographies of musicians, ML410.) Enjoy the vast resources available for you at Temple University Libraries!

M – Music Scores

ML – Books, information about music

MT – Music Education and Theory

More details about the Library of Congress classification for music.


Most libraries in the United States use the Library of Congress classification. Therefore, if you become familiar with this system, you will be able to find materials quickly and easily not only at Temple University Library, but also at most major libraries in the U.S. A further explanation of Library of Congress call numbers for music can be found at the Guide to Music Classification Numbers.