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Library Catalogs

Perhaps the best place to check for music. Most music can be requested through your local library via interlibrary loan. Special arrangements may also be available for rare editions and manuscripts. Master lists are world wide. I have also listed good places to start for verifying editions:

Music Library List
maintained by Worldwide Internet Music Resources, William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music

Find your area's largest music collection here. Links are to music department home pages with secondary links to catalogs

Libweb: Library Servers via WWW
this is the big list maintained by Thomas Dowling

WWWed Catalogs: Z39.50 Gateways
maintained by Eric Lease Morgan at North Carolina State University

Z39.50 provides a standard web-based searching interface

Library of Congress Z39.50 Gateway
note: the LC catalog has hours of operation!

New York Public Library's CATNYP Catalog

University of Rochester Libraries' Catalog
(incl. Sibley Music Library)

Music Publishers & Distributors

Double Reed Suppliers
from Brian's Double Reed Page

Look specifically for suppliers of sheet music and books. Includes links to web pages and email addresses where available.

Publisher Address List
from the Music Publishing Association

Listings include a few links to web sites and email addresses. Some publisher web sites have catalog listings.

Archives and Special Collections

IDRS Archive Search
(International Double Reed Society)

Contents of the archive may be searched by anyone, but can be borrowed only by current members.

Music Information Centers with online catalogs

Music Information Centers collect and distribute contemporary music written by composers from their countries that would otherwise not be readily available.

International Association of Music Information Centres Directory

Listings include links to web sites. Organized by country. Some have online library catalogs

View the library's catalog. You need to join the Center to charge out materials.

Canadian Music Centre (English) (French)

Links to the library databases.

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