Music: Books

Information resources for the field of music

Find Books at USC

Search Primo (the USC Libraries' catalog) for books at USC. Books specifically on musical subjects are located in the Music Library. Interdisciplinary publications, including music education and technology, are sometimes located in Doheny Memorial Library.

Books on music are classified by the Library of Congress as ML (Music Literature) or MT (Music Theory and Instruction). See here for specific distribution of subjects.

Find Books Elsewhere

Search WorldCat for books and materials in other libraries, then request using Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD). [This service is currently on pause, contact Andrew Justice if you need assistance.]

E-book Resources

Although e-books can be found in Primo, there are also databases which contain large collections of them: