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Music Resources for Non-Music Students   Tags: finding_music_in_the_library, music_library_basics, uwm_music_library  

Created for the Graduate School Research Series, gives a basic introduction to the UWM Music Library for grad students who might want to use music in their classroom or whose own projects might incorporate music.
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Links to Handouts

The documents linked-to in this column are all pdf 'help' sheets. Please let me know if you find them useful, or not. Let me know what I can do to make them more helpful.

  • UWM Libraries Catalog
    The UWM Libraries Catalog lists the holdings of the Libraries. All music materials are cataloged and you should search here for call numbers.
  • Searching the UWM Libraries for Music Materials
    Searching for music in library catalogs is often tricky. This pdf document will help you navigate the pitfalls.
  • Using Audio E-Reserve in the UWM Libraries
    The UWM Music Library can digitize audio materials and put them up on the e-reserve server just as you would have an article scanned. This pdf explains how to access those files.
  • Accessing Audio E-Reserves that include Naxos and Classical Music Library Links
    The Music Library provides audio e-reserves that include both in-house digitized materials (both audio and scores) and links to external commercial streaming services. This pdf document explains what is necessary to be able to use the materials
  • Audio E-Reserve FAQ
    This page is an interactive FAQ to help you troubleshoot audio e-reserve problems you might encounter. If you still cannot get things to work properly, please contact us !

Basic Info

The UWM Music Library:

It's Not Just For Music Majors Anymore


About The UWM Music Library


  • Who: The largest collection of music in Southeastern Wisconsin, with the only full-time Music Librarian dedicated to helping you find and integrate music into your classes and a training program for music librarians through a dual-degree program in music and library science.
  • What: 70,000 LPs (yes, Vinyl!), nearly 12,000 CDs (yes, we have rock, pop, world, & jazz), more than 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, more than 30,000 pieces of printed music.

    It almost all circulates to UWM students, faculty, and staff!

    We also have headphones (high end for audiophiles) to check out for use within the library, turntables to listen to vinyl if you don't have your own, and CD/Cassette players public use in the area.

  • 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 contact us through the UWM Libraries' Ask-A-Librarian, 24/7 chat service, email your questions about music through our email reference service at, phone us directly at 229-5529, or, of course, drop in and talk to us in person.

fun library video

This video was filmed here in the UWM Libraries by a recent graduate of the Peck School of the Arts Film Department for a class project. It's very fun.

Music, Theatre, & Dance Librarian

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Rebecca Littman

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.

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Head, Music & Curriculum Library

Find Me: E-295 Golda Meir Library Bldg (2nd floor East Wing)
Phone: 414-229-3924 (My Office)
Phone: 414-229-5529 (Music Library Office)
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