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A guide to the music resources available in the Killam Memorial Library.

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Introduction to the music collection

Music collection

Music resources are located on the first floor of the Killam Memorial Library, to the right of the Killam Library Service Point Desk in the main lobby. In this one location, researchers will find music recordings, opera and recital DVDs, music scores, print music journals, books about music and music reference books such as music specific encyclopedias and directories.

Archival material

Archival material related to music in Nova Scotia is also available. See the Dalhousie University Archives' page on visual and performing arts archives for more information. Dalhousie Archives  material cannot be found in Novanet. Search the Archives Catalogue. See the Guide to Archival Research for more information on searching and browsing the archival collections. Archival material must be requested at the service point in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room on the fifth floor of the Killam Memorial Library. 

Organization of the music collection

Dalhousie Libraries uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize music books, print journals, scores, and sound recordings into the following sections:

M  ( Scores and Recordings-  Modified  version of  M schedule provided in PDF below))

ML (Literature on music)

MT (Instruction and study)

Scores and sound recordings are classified using a slightly revised version  ( link below) of the Library of Congress classification system. Students and faculty can use this guide to browse scores and sound recordings:

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