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Pendlebury Library Reading Room

Overnight loans at the Pendlebury

Audiovisual collections at the Pendlebury Library

University Library Music Department Anderson Room

University Library Music Collections

Classification schemes

The music collections at the Pendlebury Library and University Library Music Department use in-house classification schemes.

The system for bound music and books on the open shelves is very similar and contains a three-figure subject, a size element, an indication of date and a numerical sequence number. 

The University Library also uses various other music class numbers



Information about the music collections

The Pendlebury Library supports undergraduate and graduate teaching and research at the Music Faculty. The library houses an outstanding collection of music scores, books, sound recordings, video recordings. It also contains significant research materials, including microfilms, rare books and facsimiles.

The main collections for music are held at the University Library. The very extensive collections contain printed music, literature about music, music manuscripts, concert programmes and archival materials. The Anderson Room is the main reading room for music.

The music collections provide access to various online music resources including journal articles and ebooks