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Music Research Guide

Find Scores, Sheet Music & Librettos Online

Finding Books and Scores Beyond Amherst

Finding Books, Scores & Librettos at Amherst and in the Five Colleges

Use the Books & Media tab on the Library homepage to search for books, or use the search bar below:

Search books, film, media
Limit Your Results

You can search across all of the Five Colleges, or narrow to only what's here at Amherst.

If you are working remotely, you may want to check the "Full Text (Digital)" box on the left side menu to limit your search results to electronic/digital materials only. See the Doing Research Remotely guide o learn more about off-campus access to library materials.


Five College libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System. Musical scores and books about music have call numbers beginning with:

  • M for scores
  • ML for music literature and librettos
  • MT for instruction and study.

These are arranged by subject within each call number range. Browsing the book stacks may turn up relevant books you don't find in your catalog searches.