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Library of Congress System – The Library of Congress System arranges books (as well as scores and audio visuals) on the shelf according to subject. Music materials are stored in the M’s. There are three main categories.
M – Music (Scores) and Books on Music
ML – Literature on music
MT – Musical Instruction and Study
These main categories are then divided into major and minor topics.
MT 1-960 Instruction and study
MT 1 General works
MT 2.5 Music study abroad
MT 3-5 History
MT 5.5-7 Music theory
MT 9-15 Printed pedagogical aids
MT 9 Examinations, exercises, etc.
MT 10 Teachers’ and supervisors
You can browse for materials on a like topic by starting with the appropriate Library of Congress number.