Library Hours

Summer Hours:

June 22 - August 7, 2015
Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Closed Fridays

Hours - All Libraries

Quick Resources

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Find Books, CDs, etc. (CUNY Catalog)
Renew Library Materials
Request Books or Scores:
 · From Another CUNY Library
 · Through Interlibrary Loan
Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College Libraries
Queens College Home

Location & Contact

Music Building, Room 225
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597

(tel) 718-997-3900
(fax) 718-997-3928

Finding Books, Scores, and Recordings in the CUNY Catalog

Go to the CUNY Catalog or click on the link from the Music Library or Queens College Libraries homepages.

Basic Search

  • Type your search terms in the search window (special characters, such as ., - are not allowed). For example, type “Rosen romantic generation” to find Charles Rosen’s book The Romantic Generation. To find recordings or scores, enter the composition title and composer. For example, “Carmen bizet” to find Carmen by Bizet.
  • Select “Queens College” from the list of libraries.


  • Scroll through results. Results are listed from most recent to oldest. In this example, you can see that The Romantic Generation is a book with an accompanying CD.


  • Click on the “Queens Music” for the call number and location.
  • Click on the title for more information (then click on Queens Music at the bottom of the page for the call number).
  • Click on “Results List” to return to the search results.


  • You will need both the call number and location to find the item.
  • “On shelf” means the book is not checked out and should be on the shelf. If the item is checked out, a due date will appear in the “Due date” column.
  • If you are searching all CUNY schools and find a book you need, click on “Request” and follow the directions to have the book delivered to the Queens College main library.

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Guided Search

  • To restrict your search to books, scores, or recordings use the “Guided Search” and select book, musical score, or sound recording from the format list in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Click “Search” then click on the number after “View results.”


  • Scroll through results and select the one you need. Click on “Queens Music” for the call number and location.

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Finding Books, Scores, and Recordings in the Music Library

Once you have found what you need, go to the appropriate section of the Music Library.

Main Floor (2nd floor) Map


Lower Level (1st floor) Map

Stacks: all circulating books and scores
M and Miniature (along walls and near the elevator)
ML (the shelves directly in front of the stairs)
MT (the shelves near the listening stations)
David Walker Collection (facing the elevator)


Ask for the following at Circulation Desk

  • Circ CD, CD, Schwarz CD, DVD, Vid, LP, iPod
  • Reserves
  • Storage 

Look for the call number within the appropriate section.

  • Call numbers are shelved in alphabetical and numerical order.
M 22 B11 I7
M 23 S15 A4
M 452 C78 M9
M 1001 M93 C8
M 1500 B44 N1
M 1503 W12 R3
ML 50 V48 A3  
ML 160 G872 2006  
ML 410 B42 B84 1995
ML 410 B42 T9  
ML 1711 G83 1988  
ML 3797.1 M877 1992  


Subclasses for Music: M Music scores
  ML Literature on Music
  MT Musical Instruction and Study


Harper-Scott, J. P. E. Edward Elgar, Modernist.
      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
ML literature on music
410 composer's biography
E41 Edward Elgar
H37 J.P.E. Harper-Scott (author of book)
2006 date of publication
Brahms, Johannes. Symphony No. 1. New
     York: M. Baron, [no date].
Miniature location
M miniature score
1001 orchestral work (full score)
B8 Johannes Brahms
S91 Sympony No. 1


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