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Halvorson Music Library

Halvorson Music Library is located on the main floor of the Christianson Hall of Music. It contains approximately 14,000 books, 20,000 scores, 17,500 sound recordings, and 1,000 video recordings. The Library also provides access to online resources, including audiovisual streaming, research databases, and eBooks. You can search Catalyst to discover the materials that you need.  The books and scores are open for browsing and retrieval, but you need to request audiovisual recordings at the desk.

We also have facilities for individual and group study, an electronic piano equipped with headphones, and workstations with computers and audiovisual playback equipment.


Organization of Materials

Materials in the music library are organized by Library of Congress call numbers as follows:

M:  Music (scores, recordings, etc.)

ML:  Literature about Music (biographies, histories, etc.)

MT: Instruction and Study (analyses, method books, etudes, etc.)

We also have a small collection of books relevant to music research from the A-L and N-Z range.

Music Library Map

a map of the music library

Music Library Staff

photo of Libby Barth Libby Barth, Student Employment and Operations Associate

See Libby for questions about your library account or where to find things in the library.

Photo of Mary Huismann Mary Huismann, Music Catalog Librarian

See Mary if you notice something wrong in Catalyst.

Photo of Karen Olson Karen Olson, Research & Instruction Librarian for Music & Fine Arts

See Karen for research help. Make a research appointment here.