The easiest way to find music scores in the SUNY Adirondack Library is to go to the upper floor of the library and browse in the music call number area M 1000 to M 1500. Ask a librarian to direct you if needed. You'll find the scores section easily - most are oversized books in the same section.
To find a book about your musician or a music topic:
You may borrow circulating books for four weeks.
Below are a few examples of books about music and musicians that the library has to offer. New items added to the library collection are listed at the bottom of this page.
To find a music CD:
All of the CDs are located on the top shelf of the first full height shelf at the head of the stairs in the library. They are organized by call number. For assistance, ask the librarian at the reference desk.
CDs may be borrowed for two weeks.
Here are a few examples of music CDs and DVDs the library has to offer:
Audio CDs in the SUNY Adirondack Library are cataloged based on the ANSCR (Alpha-Numeric System for Classification of Recordings) System. The ANSCR system classifies sound recordings based on 46 different categories.
|The ANSCR Classification System for Sound Recordings|
|A||Music Appreciation: History and Commentary|
|B||Operas: Complete and Highlights|
|EA||Orchestral music: General Orchestral|
|EB||Orchestral music: Ballet Music|
|EC||Orchestral music: Concertos|
|ES||Orchestral music: Symphonies|
|(G)||Solo Instrumental Music|
|GG||Solo Instrumental Music: Guitar|
|GO||Solo Instrumental Music: Organ|
|GP||Solo Instrumental Music: Piano|
|GS||Solo Instrumental Music: Stringed Instruments|
|GV||Solo Instrumental Music: Violin|
|GW||Solo Instrumental Music: Wind Instruments|
|GX||Solo Instrumental Music: Percussion Instruments|
|J||Electronic, Mechanical Music|
|K||Musical Shows and Operettas: Complete and Excerpts|
|L||Soundtrack Music: Motion Pictures and Television|
|MR||Rock, Rhythm and Blues, etc.|
|P||Folk and Ethnic Music (National)|
|Q||Folk and Ethnic Music (International)|
|S||Varieties and Humor|
|SR||Varieties and Humor: Radio Transcriptions|
|ST||Varieties and Humor: Television Transcriptions|
|W||Documentary: History and Commentary|
|X||Instructional or Informational Spoken Recordings|
|Y||Sounds and Special Effects|
|ZI||Children's Recordings: Instructional|
|ZM||Children's Recordings: Music|
|ZR||Children's Recordings: Holiday Music|
|ZRC||Children's Recordings: Christmas Music|
|ZS||Children's Recordings: Spoken|
|ZU||Children's Recordings: Poetry|
Songs, musical work and sound recordings may be protected by copyright laws. Learn more:
Just as with a book or an article, you must cite all sources you use, including things like videos and sound recordings - including YouTube! For help with citations, check with the Center for Reading and Writing (CRW).