A guide to help you find music resources using UMA's Katz Library.

Scores & CDs

Katz Library has scores and CDs available for check-out.

Music scores check-out for 4 weeks.

Music CDs check-out for 2 weeks. CDs may be browsed in the reference area shelving; the actual CDs are located behind the Circulation Desk.

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Searching for Music in the Libraries

Outline for Music-related Classification System

At UMA we use the Library of Congress (LC) classification system. The system uses both letters and numbers to organize books and music by topic or subject, and the categories related to Music are:

M = Music (Printed scores and sheet music)

ML = Literature on Music (Musicology, biographies of musicians, etc.)

MT = Instruction and Study (Music theory and methods, practice guides, etc.)


URSUS Music Searching Tips

  1. In URSUS, click on the Advanced Keyword tab.

  2. Next to "Material Type", change the drop-down menu from "ANY" to "SOUND, MUSIC"

  3. To limit to recordings at UMA, change the "Limit to" menu from "Search Entire URSUS Catalog" to "University of Maine at Augusta".

  4. Type keywords into the search boxes.

Keyword examples:

  • things ain't what they used to be

  • haden, charlie

  • Jazz 1991-2000


Aebersold play-along music with CDs 

The Katz library owns a majority of the Jamey Aebersold Play-Along books.

The are located in the books stacks at call number MT68 .A43.  The books and play-along CD's may be checked out for one week.

Search URSUS

Search the UMaine System URSUS catalog for books, eBooks, video (DVDs and streaming), CDs and more! Request books with your activated OneCard with library barcode.

Search the Catalog by:

Books - where & how to find them


Search for articles (across multiple databases), books, and more--all at once! What is OneSearch?

Requesting books from other libraries

You may order available items from URSUS with your library card (UMA ID card) using the Request button.

  1. Click the title of the book to see the complete description.

  2. At the top of the page, click the red check mark with the word Request.You will be prompted for:

  3. --  (for example, "Smith")
  4. -- (card numbers start with "25022...") 
  5. -- Pickup Location (Campus, Center, or Delivery Site)
  6. Click Submit.
  7. You will see a confirmation: Your request has been successful.
  8. You will receive notification (by email or text message) when the item is available for pickup.

Most books are loaned for 28 days and may be returned at the nearest campus, site, or center. Many items may be renewed online by logging in to My library account

Seeing an error message? Need to activate your library card for borrowing? Contact UMA Libraries for help!

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