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Music History 2023

a guide for students in music classes, created by librarian Maryke Barber

Library Locations & Numbers

Book Locations


HU - Music Library
in the Presser Building; click here for music library hours

HU - General Collection:
in the Wyndham Robertson Library(W.R.L.)
2nd and 3rd floors

 HU - Folio:
1st floor, W.R.L.

 HU- Reference
1st floor, W.R.L.


HU-Annex or RC - General Collection
use the "request" function in OneSearch 

Cambridge Histories of Music

Search Tips

Examples of subjects in the online catalog:

  • Music - religous aspects
  • Church music
  • Music - 15th century
  • Composition (Music) -- History
  • etc...

Search for People:

Last name, first name:

Bach, Johann Sebastian

No results? Search more broadly.

Or to narrow down, add:

  • State or place
  • Time period (15th century, 16th century, etc.)
  • Genre (church music)

Use the *

Use the *  (asterisk) to truncate your search terms, to search several terms at once.
Example: music* = music, musical, musician, musicians, etc.

Books in the Library

Find books in the Hollins Music Library, Wyndham Robertson Library, and the library at Roanoke College.

Listening & Video

More Books

A Few Recommendations....

All of these books are found in the Music Library: