About the Collections
Music materials are located on the Lower Level of Meyer Library in Music & Media Collections, which combines what was formerly the Music Library in Ellis Hall with Media Collections. These materials, along with the music online resources, are chosen primarily to support the curricular and informational needs of the Missouri State University Department of Music. The library faculty and staff in Music & Media Collections also strive to maintain a strong and balanced collection of materials and online resources in all areas of music for the benefit of researchers throughout the University and the region, as well as for visiting scholars and the general public. We will be happy to help you locate music books, scores, sound recordings, videos, listening/viewing equipment, Finale computers, music online resources, and other materials for your music research and enjoyment. For more information about the film collections, see the Film Subject Guide.
Use SWAN to find books, scores, sound recordings, videos, and more!
To begin your search, we recommend starting with the default Keyword search option, limiting your results to Missouri State (as shown below). When using the Keyword search option, it is usually not necessary to type in the entire title; instead, use the least-common words. For example, if you are wanting to find the song "The Love Song of Har Dyal" by Charles Ives, entering har dyal ives should be enough to pull up the books that contain that particular song.
Ways to narrow your search:
Find the "Modify Search" key on the results pages in the catalog. This will bring you to the Advanced Keyword Search page with the drop-down boxes.
You can now add limits to your search by selecting specific "Other Formats" from the "Add Limits" box. Try selecting Printed Music, Music Audio, or DVD/Blu-ray to narrow your search.
Note: We generally don't recommend placing any limitors under "Specific Library Location" (i.e., MSU Meyer-Music Coll.), since items of interest may be located elsewhere in Meyer Library.
Find out more about SWAN and other library resources by taking our short, online tutorial.
A statewide consortium of mostly college and university libraries. Search the MOBIUS catalog to borrow books from other consortium members and request books for delivery to MSU’s libraries. Most MOBIUS items arrive in 2-3 days. Go to Circulation for pick-up. If you fill out a notification form at Circulation, they will e-mail you when your item arrives.
Springfield-Greene County Library District
Students living on campus and Greene county residents can use our local public library. Click here to request an online card. The Park Central branch and the Midtown branch are the locations closest to the Springfield campus. (You can take the shuttle to the square downtown to get to the Park Central branch). If you can't find a book inour Library and need it quickly, the public library is a great place to check.
General Contact Information
Duane G. Meyer Library
850 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897Campus Map