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Find books

Search for books here:

Or visit the Library and browse the shelves for books on a particular topic. Books relevant to Music are in various places, but you may find these call numbers useful:

780        music

780.7      Education, performances, related topics

780.8      History and description of music 

780.89     ethnomusicology

780.92     musicians, composers

782        vocal music

782.14     musical scores

786        keyboard and other music

Finding E-books

The library has a large collection of e-books which you can access by searching the library catalog. Select 'Electronic Resource' as the Library Location to limit your search to e-books only.

We also have access to e-book databases which give you access to a wide range of material. Please click on the links below to access these.

If your book isn't in the library...

If we do not have a book you need in the library, please use our More Books and Inter Library Loan services and we will do our best to help you obtain what you need. More details (and links to the services) are below:-

Can't find what you need?

Need a book? Ask us to buy it!

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We really want to know what resources you can’t get hold of. Let us know and we’ll buy more books and e-books.

Complete the form with details of what you need and we’ll get in touch with you if we need any additional information. Most books will be supplied within 4 weeks and we’ll reserve the book for you when it arrives.

Inter-library loans


Inter library loans are requests for items not held in our collections. These requests can include loans of books or copies of journal articles, book chapters or conference papers. 

In order to request an inter library loan, please fill in the form by clicking on the button below.

Please note: Inter library loans cannot be renewed.


Make an inter library loan request

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Requesting Inter library loans

We now able to offer an inter library loan service for physical items, in addition to the existing digital service for articles and chapters. 

Some physical items may still be difficult to obtain and there may be delays in supply due to the ongoing restrictions in place with postal services and at other libraries. Electronic (PDF or SED) versions of articles, conference papers and single book chapters will continue to be supplied where possible.

Please allow additional time (up to 10 days) for your request to be supplied.

If you are unsure what you can request please contact the Acquisitions team.


All the new books bought for Music