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Finding new music: A guide

This guide is meant to be a resource for college musicians as they search for new works to perform. This is a compilation of a few resources that the library provides, as well as a few suggestions of where to look outside the library

Cataloged Scores in the Performing Arts Library

The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (PAL) has the largest collection of music scores among the University System of Maryland and Assocciated Institution (USMAI) libraries. Anyone with a current USMAI borrower card may borrow circulating scores.

Cataloged scores in the PA Library are in these locations:

  • Floor 1:
    Course Reserves (ask at desk)
    Reference
    Lowens Room open shelves
    Lowens Room Rare Stacks (ask at desk)

  • Floor 2:
    Miniature Scores
    Folio
    Oversize

On WorldCatUM search for your score by composer, title, genre, or instrument and then use the format limits along the left side of the screen to restrict your results to scores.