​Music Collections


Items which can be borrowed:

  • Sheet music for piano, organ, and voice
  • Scores for performance and study
  • Compact discs
  • Long-playing recordings (classical, jazz, American musical theatre, opera and folk)
  • Music/Theatre Reserves
  • Studio keys
  • Headphones

Items which can be used only within the Music Library:

  • Music Reference Books
  • Historic Score Collection
  • E.J. Halling Music Archives
  • Archived recordings from Halling Recital Hall (1968 to present)

Online (music references):

Please use the links from the Music Subject Guide or Database A-Z list to access music and arts-related electronic resources.


  • Mac and PC computers
  • Scannx scanning station
  • Record players (33 1/3 rpm)
  • Headphones

Music Material in Memorial Library

In addition to items available at the Music Library, other music materials are available at Memorial Library.

Music items which can be borrowed from Memorial Library:

Second floor

  • Books about music and music education (Call number beginning with ML and MT):
  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Libretti
  • Biographies of musicians


  • DVDs
  • Videos
  • Audiobooks
  • K -12 Textbooks
  • Juvenile Books

Lass Center for Minnesota Studies

  • Books and other materials related to music and Minnesota

Music items which cannot be borrowed from Memorial Library (must be used in the Library):

  • Music Reference Books
  • Music periodicals