Circulating musical scores are located on the 2nd floor of the library, to the right as you come in from the coffee shop. The call numbers begin with M. The easiest way to find a specific piece of music is to use the online catalog. But if you like to browse, here is a list of the LC category numbers for the M Subclass - Scores. Please note: just because a category is listed on the LC chart does not guarantee that the DBU library has scores in that category.
Finding a score or recording of a specific piece of music is probably the trickiest task when searching the online catalog. That's because the numbering systems and key designations of classical compositions can be written in many different ways. Suppose you want to find a specific Beethoven piano sonata. He only wrote 32, so it should be pretty easy, right? Sorry, it's too complicated to be easy. Your piano instructor has told you to find Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2. You type that string of text into the online catalog, and you get nothing! Does that mean we don't have it? Maybe. Or it could be a problem with your text.
How do you answer these questions? The safest way is to eliminate the words or designations that might cause trouble. Try searching for "Beethoven piano sonata 20" or "Beethoven piano sonata op 49." The important thing is to keep it simple.
The easiest way to find things in the library is to use the Online Catalog.
For more information about using DBU's online library catalog, visit our Catalog Guide.