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Music Library Guide: Books

a library guide for Music & Dance students

Books (T)

Located on the upper level, against the outer wall of the library. Please do not re-shelve books yourself. If you have taken a book off the shelf,


rather leave it on the trolley provided. Or return to circulation desk.



Journals & Periodicals (T)

There is a reading corner for the most recents issues of journals and periodicals. 


Older issues are located in the journal store on the lower level. 

Loan policy:

  • Unbound issues: for library-use only.
  • Bound volumes:
    • Undergraduates: for library-use only. 
    • Staff and postgraduates: 3 days (not renewable).

Please ask for assistance in locating the specific volume/issue/article you need.

Reference Books (TR) and Reference Scores (TPR)

Reference books (TR) including:

  • dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • indices
  • bio-bibliographies
  • thematic catalogues

Located in the Reference section on the upper level.
Loan policy: for library-use only.


Reference scores (TPR) including:

  • collected editions [critical editions] of major composers
  • monumental editions (e.g. Music Britannica)

Located in the glass cabinets on the upper level. Please exchange your student/staff card for a key at the Circulation Desk.
Loan policy: for library-use only. 

Reserves/Short Loan

Books, scores, and other materials placed on Reserve by the teaching staff for short loan use.

Located behind the Circulation Desk. Find the shelf number using Primo (the on-line catalogue) and ask for the item at the Circulation Desk. Please note that users are not permitted to browse the short loan collection.