Music Collection

The Davis Family Library's music collection is home to  more than 20,000 CDs, from Mozart to The Shins to Enfoirés to Yo-Yo Ma. We also have a large collection of books about music and dance, scores, and DVDs. You can listen to music, watch a DVD, study as a group, or just check out the materials and take them with you. Books about music and scores can be found adjacent to the Panther Reading Room on the upper floor. CDs may be requested and checked out from the main circulation desk. Music related videos are integrated within the general DVD collection.

Where is the music collection located?

The circulating collection of "sheet music" or scores (Library of Congress classification letter M) and the books about music and musicians (Library of Congress classification letter ML-MT)  are located on the stacks to the left and right—directly adjacent to the Panther reading room on the upper level of the Davis Family Library.

Dictionaries of music and other reference materials are interfiled by LC class number in the reference section on the main level of the Davis Family Library.

CDs are in closed stacks behind the circulation desk on the main floor. Request them by call number.

DVDs are interfiled with the rest of the DVD collection on the main floor.

Here's a floor plan.

How do I find music materials?

Here's a How-to guide for finding music in Middlebury's collection.

Or watch this short tutorial for some tips.

See the Music Subject Guide for more resources.

Where can I listen to Music?

Music CDs are part of the circulating collection and may be borrowed for two weeks. But if you would like to listen to a CD in the Library, or need to listen to a CD that's on reserve for a class, check out a set of headphones from the Circulation Desk. You can play a CD on any public computer or DVD station in the Davis Family Library.

Or listen here at Davis or your dorm room to Naxos Music, Naxos Jazz or Music Online Listening.

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