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Music: Find Books

A starting point for students researching music at Wardman Library, Whittier College.

Find it in the Stacks

Don't forget one of the best inventions of spreading information ... the BOOK!

The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library. Materials for Music are located on the top floor of the library.

M1-5000:  Music

M5-1480:  Instrumental music
M1495-2199:  Vocal music
M1999-2199:  Sacred vocal music
ML1-3930:  Literature on music
ML3469-3541:  Popular music
ML3544-3776:  Folk, national, and ethnic music
ML3800-3923:  Philosophical and societal aspects of music
MT1-960:  Instruction and study
MT955-956:  Musical theater

Google Book Search

Use Google Book Search to discover additional books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).

Search the Library Catalog

Have you narrowed down your topic? Do you have all the background information you need and find yourself ready to get more in depth research? If you answered YES then you are ready to:

Search the Catalog

You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.




When searching the online catalog, a basic search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number. An advanced search will let you search by a combination of these fields, as well as by format, language, location, and date.

Finding Books the Library Doesn't Own

LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:

  • Search for the book by Title, Keyword, Subject etc. and select “Submit.”
  • If your title is available you will be able to select “Request this Item.”
  • Follow the prompts to enter your name and barcode number located on the back of your student ID.
  • Items arrive in the library in about 2 to 4 days and will be held for up to 10 days. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. The late fees are $1/day. 

If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.