The Center's Reading Room houses a collection of over 10,000 scores, reference works, discographies, and biographical, historical, and critical works, covering every genre of American popular music, as well as books and directories related to the music industry. This collection may be searched via the online catalog of MTSU's James E. Walker Library. As with all Center materials, Reading Room materials do not circulate. Some rare books, primarily older scores such as songbooks and hymn books, are not in the online catalog of the James E. Walker Library. For more information about searching for these books see our Rare Books web page.
To limit your search to materials in the Center's Reading Room, use Walker Library's Advanced Keyword Search and select the Center for Popular Music as the "Location:" before performing your search.