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Music Library Guide: Home

Library guide for Music & Dance students & staff
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Getting books from other South African libraries

If the item you are looking for is not listed in the UCT Libraries catalogue, you can submit an interlibrary loan request. If you need assistance contact Shaheema Luckan (

The database,
SACat, lists material in all major South African Libraries.

WH Bell Music Library

Welcome to the W.H. Bell Music Library at the University of Cape Town.

This guide is designed to assist Music and Performing Arts students find useful information to make the most of the resources the library has to offer. Our users have access to an excellent collection of books, periodicals, reference sources, collected works of major composers, study and performance scores of music, sound and video recordings and electronic information resources that support the curriculum.

The library staff is always available for help and training.

Please see our virtual information desk tab for more information


Many of our newest books are available only in electronic form. Therefore it is essential to use Primo,  which has hotlinks to electronic books.


Connect with the UCT Libraries



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Shaheema Luckan
+27 21 650 4451


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Engela Britz
021 650 7255