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Liaison Librarian

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Cory Laverty

This is a selective guide to music research tools and repertoire for your instrument.  

Use the discovery tool Omni to search most of Queen's resources simultaneouslyTry the quick search guide or advanced Omni Search Tips for details. Omni enables direct borrowing using Get It from Ontario partner libraries and interlibrary loans is freely available for unlisted items.

Connect to the proxy server using your NetID and password for Library access off-campus.  

performers with instruments

English Music by Narek B. Minasyan, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons


Navigate the Music Collection

Floorplan: Stauffer 2nd floor

Items are arranged according to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION scheme: Class M for Music and Books on music.

Generally, items are shelved alphabetically in author order within each subject class number. Class M (MUSIC) consists of 3 main sections:

  • M - Scores. Scores are shelved in 3 sections, by size: miniature (study scores), regular stacks and oversize.
  • ML - Books on music literature, history and criticism. The BIOGRAPHY/CRITICISM number for composers is ML410. Books are grouped in alphabetical order by the biographee/subject. e.g Bruckner ML410 .B88
  • MT - Books on Music Theory, Teaching/pedagogy or Technique for instrumental/vocal study

Music Room & Equipment

Music study room 236 is on the 2nd floor of Stauffer Library. It includes a new Roland HP704 Digital Piano purchased by the library in November 2022. The digital piano includes Bluetooth connectivity, 3D ambience headphone functionality, and on-board tutorials. Music students take precedence with reserving the room, but it is open to anyone when not reserved.

Music students can also borrow AV equipment. The music cart includes a laptop with Windows 10, record turntable, Mini Amp headphone adapter, and 4 sets of headphones. The cart is available on 3-hour loan at the Information Services desk in Stauffer Library. Priority will be given to music students.