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Welcome to the Alfred Whitehead Music Library!

Music Library News

Ever wanted to browse or borrow our vinyl records but don't have equipment at home to play them? You can now digitze our LPs and take the music with you! Visit the Music Library to try out our new USB turntable! Come explore our collection of over 3,500 records!

The Libraries & Archives have launced an upgraded version of Novanet on May 17, 2022. Please read our blog post to learn more about the improvements and if you have any questions or encounter problems, please contact the Library for assistance.

Masks are mandatory at all times in the Mt. A Libraries & Archives until further notice. Please see the Mount Allison Libraries & Archives COVID Info page or the Mount Allison University Campus Updates page for more details.

We are proud to announce that we now have nKoda. Please fill out this form for your unique link and instructions to set up your account. 

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Novanet: Start your research here.

Quick search for books, ebooks, articles, movies, music & more

Looking for a specific musical work? 
Tip: Search using composer name and title words.  Example: mozart AND nozze (with AND in upper case).

Novanet Advanced Search

A new version of Novanet has just been launched!
Help: find search tips and a brief overview of what's new in the new Novanet:

Novanet Search Tips | Which Search Tool Should I Use?

More Helpful Resources:

  • Mount Allison Concert Recordings
    An index to the music recorded since 1980 on audiocassette or compact disc of Department of Music concerts by faculty, guests, departmental ensembles, and students. Concert programs are included with each recording. Recordings are available in the Alfred Whitehead Music Library.
  • Sheet Music Collection (Alfred Whitehead Music Library, Mount Allison)
    An index to the 7000-piece collection of sheet music in the Music Library. Holdings, not entered into the Libraries’ catalogue, include choral sheet music, popular songs, and pieces of classical sheet music organized by type (either keyboard, solo vocal, or instrumental pieces).

You can search for scores in Novanet

Can't find the score you are looking for? Check one of our digital scores services like the Classical Scores Library, IMSLP, or nkoda (contact the Music Library for access). Still having trouble? Contact the Music Library for help!

Help: Which Search Tool Should I Use? | Novanet Search Tips

Spring/Summer Hours:

Monday–Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Temporary Closures:

Monday May 30: Closed

Monday June 20: Closed

Thursday June 23: Closed

Monday June 27: Closed

Requests for music library materials outside of open hours can be made using the library catalogue or the Library-to-go service.

For all other inquiries, please contact Gavin Goodwin, Creative Arts Librarian.

If you have a research question, please email us at, contact Gavin Goodwin, Creative Arts Librarian, or contact the Research Help Desk at

Phone:  506 364-2561


Find us:  Lower floor, Marjorie Bell Young Conservatory of Music, 134 Main Street Sackville, New Brunswick

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