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Guide to music resources available through the Shapiro Library

Books & eBooks

Scholarly journal articles typically have a narrow topic focus and are often research studies conducted in a specific area, whereas a book (whether print or electronic) is more likely to give you a broad overview of a certain topic.

Online Library Catalog


You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audio books, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks.


How to use the Online Library Catalog  |  Search Tips

If you are a currently enrolled student and live outside of Manchester, NH, you can request that a print book owned by the Shapiro Library be mailed to you. For more information, see How do I request library material be mailed to me?

Please keep in mind that the Online Library Catalog searches the library's print materials and many of the library's eBooks but not all of them. You can also search directly in our eBook collections. These are some of the recommended eBook databases for research in Music:

Request through Interlibrary Loan

We don't have what you need? You can use our Interlibrary Loan service to obtain resources not owned by the library.

To place a request, please log in to your Interlibrary Loan account using your mySNHU user name and password. Most requests are filled within 3-5 business days, but it can take 7-15 business days for requests to be filled.

Before placing an Interlibrary Loan request, please check the Online Library Catalog or Periodical Finder to be sure that we don't already own the material you are requesting. You can also reach out to a librarian by chat, email at, or by phone, to see if we already have access to an alternative resource that you can use in your research.