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Music: Books

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Browse the 3rd floor

The books on the third floor are organized by subject.  Sometimes you can find the perfect source simply by reading titles on the shelves in an area relevant to your interest. (3rd Floor Map)

M -- Music

          5-1490 Instrumental music

          1495-500 Vocal Music

ML -- Literature of Music

          48-158 Librettos and bibliography 

          159-3799 History(organized by music type - look for composers as subjects)

          3800-3923 Philosophy and physics

MT -- Music Introduction and Study

          40-67 Composition

         70-86 Orchestration (and conducting)

        90-146 Analytical guides (listening and understanding - not history or criticism)

        170-810 Instrumental techniques

        820-949 Singing and voice

        955-960 Opera and music in theatre

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There are three places to request book-loans: the WSU Catalog, the OhioLINK Catalog, and Interlibrary Loan.

Average delivery times depend upon where the book comes from.



  • WSU Catalog - requests take 2 to 3 business days to fill

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                     Please note: we may NOT use ILL to order textbooks.

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