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Music: Books

Finding books:

How do I find books in the library?

Step 1: Start on the Library's website.

Step 2: Click on the Books/Media icon.

Step 3: Select if you want Pollak Library OR the CSU Collection.


Step 4: Type in subject or book title or author.

Find Books on Music in the Library

All music texts are located on the 5th Floor of the South side of the Library


Books that start with M, ML, MT will be about the following music subjects: 


M - Instrumental and Vocal Music
ML - Literature of Music
MT - Musical Instruction & Study


For a further breakdown of subject headings within M, ML, and MT. See this Libguide created by the Howard Community College

Book availability:

How do I know if my book is available?

RETRIEVE the book based on its availability and location.

  • Available (green) means it is currently available at Pollak Library.

  • Online Access (blue) means the text is accessible online.

  • Check Holdings (orange) means you will need to request from another CSU Library. 

SAVE the book search by click on the thumbtack icon on the top-left corner of the page.


  • A book on the 5th floor: Sign in and click "request". Pick up book at Circulation. Book will be held for 10 days.

  • A book from another CSU: Sign in and click "request". Pick up book at Circulation. 

  • A book from Interlibrary loan (a.k.a. books NOT in our system): Sign into INTERLIBRARY LOAN, click on "new request", and fill out book or article information accordingly.