To search for music theory books in the library, use our library's catalog.
Nearly all music theory books are located on the 3rd floor of the music library, and have call numbers that begin with MT, though there are several areas in the ML section that contain music theory related books. Below is a general guide of where music theory books are located in the library:
|MT 5.5||Music Theory through 1600|
|MT 6||Music Theory-General Works|
|MT 90 - MT 146||Analysis of Musical Compositions|
|ML 430 - ML 455||Composition/Style/Notation/Harmony/Counterpoint/Form|
|ML 3800 - ML 3817||Philosophical Aspects of Music-Tonality/Atonality/Scales/Rhythm/Form|
If we do not have a book that you need, please fill out an online order recommendation form. We will promptly purchase the book, notify you when it arrives, and place it on hold for you at the circulation desk.
If a particular book is out-of-print or otherwise unavailable for purchase, we can still obtain it for you via our free interlibrary loan service. Interlibrary loan allows us to borrow materials from other libraries around the world, at no cost to you. If you would like to make an interlibrary loan for a book or journal article that we do not own, please complete the interlibrary loan request form.