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Finding music

Music materials are located on the 4th floor of Hunt Library. There are approximately 14,000 books, 20,000 scores, 16,000 LPs, 8,000 CDs, and 80 journal titles.

Search for music scores, CDs, LPs, or books in CAMEO, the library catalog.

Audio Collection

The Audio Collection includes a variety of music styles, eras and genres. In addition to the musical recordings, the collection houses an interesting assortment of non-musical recordings and sound effects CDs.

While the core of the collection has always been strong in the areas of operas and musicals, it was enhanced in 1988 with the acquisition of the Robert Cowan gift. This 2800+ LP collection includes many unique opera and operetta titles.

In 1992, a collection of more than 2500 motion picture soundtrack recordings was donated to the Hunt Library by the family of Stephen L. Sothras. The Sothras collection encompasses the work of most of the important film music composers through the late 1980s. It is primarily LPs, but also includes approximately 200 compact discs.

Copyright free music for educational use. Each CD covers a unique theme, with titles such as "Acoustic Brew" and "Silly Stuff" with 60 second edits, 30 second edits, and short edits (or stingers) of each song. Search keywords "Studio Cutz" in the library catalog for a complete listing.

In a variety of formats, non-musical recordings include:

  • dialect instruction
  • books (fiction, non-fiction)
  • poetry and drama
  • foreign language instruction
  • lectures

We have several different sets of sound effects available on CD. The BBC Sound Effects Library, the Network Sound Effects Library and the Hollywood Edge Sound Effects Library. Indexes are located in the Audio Collection. Copyright free for educational use.