The library's collections include more than 150,000 scores (aka notated music), including the following types:
The circulating scores and parts are housed in the Music Library's basement-level stacks and can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
The Composer's Critical Editions (M3's) and Monuments of Music (M2's) are mainly in the Reference Room, on the mezzanine level.
A few Yale-class sets and series are housed in the Basement, Room 4 (the room with bound periodicals).
A few M2s and some duplicate M3 volumes may be found in the Basement Stacks.
See also the Special Collections tab for information about rare printed and manuscript scores in Yale's collections.
Some digitized manuscript scores and letters, along with selected pages from rare editions and prints and photographs are linked from our Exhibits pages.