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Music Research Guide: Books & E-books

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to Music.

Finding Books


Item results may be available either in physical or ebook format.

If you search from the main library page, click on BOOKS. From there you can check PRINT, E-BOOK, or AUDIOBOOK.

Another way to search is to choose ADVANCED SEARCH. This offers you more ways to define your search by using additional KEYWORDS, setting FIELDS, and DATES.

Make sure that you indicate the format you desire in the CONTENT TYPE box. EX:   

If you desire you can also set DISCIPLINE (ex: Music) or LANGUAGE. 

You can add other limits and exclusions.

Navigation help can be found on the Books, Articles, and More page of the JFL website.

Accessing Books


Physical books will be housed on the shelves of the book tower or in our robotic system. Their shelf location is determined by a Library of Congress call number corresponding their subject matter. EX:  HA35.15 .P79 1999 

Items housed in the robotic system will say: JFL Books in Robotic System

If you are a residential student you may use the catalog to request an item from the robot. Your item will be ready for pick-up at the Customer Service Center within ten minutes of your request.

If you are an online student, you may request items that Liberty owns through the Interlibrary Loan system.

If you are a residential student looking for an item that Liberty does not own, you may request the item through InterLibrary Loan.


An eBook is denoted on the website by these words:  eBook Full Text Online . To download an electronic resource from the catalog, click on that link.