This research guide contains the Library of Congress classification system (call numbers) for books and scores for individual instruments (bassoon, horn, etc.). Knowing the call numbers will allow you to browse the shelves for scores and books for your instrument.
Call numbers begin with a letter which stands for the subject:
Next comes a number which stands for a narrower subject:
This is followed by a decimal point, a letter, and a number which stands for the composer or author:
Sometimes these are followed by other letters or numbers such as op., no., or other work number:
Go alphabetically by the subject letter:
Remember--the numbers after the decimal point are decimals!
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