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Call Number Guide: Book Call numbers

Click through these call numbers to browse our shelves.

Book Call Numbers



Click on a call number for more subdivisions and greater detail, or to browse the catalog for books under that number.
Ref. before a call number indicated Reference (non-circulating). The reference books are located behind the reference desk; you may help yourself.

Ovrsz. before a call number indicates Oversized. Oversized books are located across from the magazine racks.

B: Biographies or general studies of individuals

C: Manhattan School of Music theses

F: Fiction

PER: Periodical

000-099: General works, such as encyclopedias,

B Biographies or general studies of individuals (both music- and non-music-related)
*C Manhattan School of Music theses
College Shelf Guides to colleges, scholarships, grants, careers
*F Fiction
NYC Shelf Guidebooks to New York City
PER Periodical (magazines, newspapers)
  †Current issues of periodicals and recent, unbound back issues are located in the periodicals reading area. Older, bound back issues should be requested at Circulation Desk 2.
*000-099 General works, such as encyclopedias, indexes, and bibliographies
*100-199 Philosophy
*200-299 Religion
*300-399 Social sciences: economics, political science, law, sociology
*370-379 Education
*400-499 Language, including dictionaries, books on grammar, etc.
*500-599 Pure sciences, such as mathematics and chemistry
*600-699 Applied sciences: medicine, health, home economics, business
700-779 Visual arts
780-789 Music
780 Music dictionaries, essays, philosophy, history; other general categories
781 Theory; jazz; performance practice; conducting; folk music; bibliographies; miscellaneous categories
782 Opera; musical theater; theater music; ballet music; dance music
783 Sacred vocal music, choral and solo—history, criticism
784 Secular vocal music, choral and solo—history, criticism, pedagogy
785 Orchestral and chamber music—history, criticism
786 Piano, harpsichord, organ—instruments, repertoire, pedagogy
787 Strings—instruments, repertoire, pedagogy
788 Winds—instruments, repertoire, pedagogy
789 Percussion and electronic music—instruments, equipment, repertoire
790-799 Performing arts, other than music
791 Film
792 Theater
792.8 Ballet
793.3 Modern and folk dance
800-899 Literature
*900-999 History

Library Director

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Peter Caleb
Peter Caleb
Library Director
The Peter Jay Sharp Library
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027