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Music Resource Guides

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    These guides are designed for use as research starting points and/or browsing tools. They generally include: Call Numbers for Shelf Browsing, Subject Headings for the library catalog (PantherCat), Selected Bibliographies of Literature and Repertoire, Current Periodicals and Internet Resources. 

    These guides are based on Sibley Music Library's Reference guides.

     

      Basic Info

      Resources in the Music Library

       

       

      About The UWM Music Library

       

      • Who: The largest collection of music in Southeastern Wisconsin, the UWM Music Library is the only UW school other than Madison with a separate Music Library and a full-time Music Librarian to help you with your classwork and advanced research.
      • What:
        70,000 LPs (yes, Vinyl!)
        nearly 8,000 CDs (yes, we have rock, pop, world, & jazz)
        30,000 Books about music with topics ranging from biographies of Bach, the history of the publishing and printing industry, and how to learn to play the guitar to critical studies of Hip Hop, Jazz in France, and the music of the native peoples of the Andies.
        30,000 pieces of printed music.
      Online listening to over 300,000 tracks of music through commercial streaming audio services.




      • Where: The East side of the 2nd floor of the Library -- you'll walk right through the middle of our space every time you go to the computer lab in the Library !!
      • When: During the semester we're open 8am-10pm on weekdays, with slightly different hours on Fridays and weekends. Check the Libraries' website for the most up-to-date hours.
      • How: You can email your questions about music to our email reference service at http://www.uwm.edu/Library/Music/askmusic.html, phone us directly at 229-5529, or, of course, drop in and talk to us in person.

      Subject Guide

      Music Library
      NOTE: You may chat with a librarian at any time. If someone is available online in the Music Library, you will be transferred to us. If not, you can phone us or we will e-mail you a response later.
      Contact:
      GML Building, 2nd Floor East Wing

      Phone: 414/229-5529
      Circulation Desk Hours:
      M-Th 8-10
      Fri 8-5
      Sat 12-5
      Sun 1-9
      (Summers & Interim are different, check our website for details)
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