Most of the Pendlebury Library collections can be found through iDiscover. There are a few exceptions:
Online finding aids include:
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.
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.
It is essential however to look beyond these catalogues, since both departments offer additional print and online finding aids for significant parts of the collections:
At the music department we can also help you discover uncatalogued items. You can contact us to enquire about specific items. We also offer appointments to come and browse closed access cards for uncatalogued items and search internal databases.