Catalogs: Books, Scores, CDs & More

Use our online catalog, Bridge, to find books, music scores, videos, CDs, LPs, and periodical titles owned by the three St. Olaf Libraries, as well as Carleton's library. See below for tips on searching for music materials and information on uniform titles.

Web version of Bridge

You can also search other collections and libraries:

St. Olaf Music Department's Performance Library Database

University of Minnesota Web version
WorldCat (A union catalog of libraries around the world. Available for use on campus.)
Other Library Catalogs

Tips on Searching for Music Materials

  • Begin with the text version of Bridge.

  • Try keyword searching first (W) due to the nature of music materials (multiple formats, generic titles, various languages, prolific composers, etc.)

  • Pick out the distinctive parts of the title, such as
    op. 64 or K. 330, and combine that with the composer's last name:

    Beethoven's 9th Symphony in D minor, op. 125

    Actual search:
    WORD : Beethoven 125

  • You can limit by material type (compact discs, phonorecords, scores, videos, books, etc.) by using the following commands:

    L> Limit this search
    M> Material type

  • Examine your results to determine which item you want, write down the entire call number, and note the format of the item. If the item is a sound recording or music video, ask for it at the circulation desk.


Uniform Titles

For a clear explanation of uniform titles in music, consult Making the Most of the Music Library: Using Uniform Titles, from the Indiana University Music Library.

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