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The library building, designed by Sir Leslie Martin, was opened in 1984 and offers the following facilities:

  • the main reading room and open access library collections
  • a reference area with catalogue terminals, catalogues and reference books
  • the Audio/IT room with electronic legal deposit terminal, computers, printing/copying facilities, and a digital piano
  • a graduate study space (situated in the Library Annexe)
  • the Dent room with digital microfilm reader/scanner and facsimile collections, a digital piano, facilities for DIY copying of recordings. This room can be used as a group study space (bookable) . 
  • a supervisions room (bookable)

Note on photocopying and copyright

The photocopying of copyright material is restricted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (and later amendments) and EU legislation. Users must satisfy themselves that any copying they undertake is legal. Guidelines on copying (incl. the MPA Code of Fair Practice for printed music) are displayed in the library. Useful links can be found on the IAML (UK&Irl) copyright pages.

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Opening Hours

Full Term
Monday–Friday: 9.30am–5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am–12.45pm
Sunday: closed

Out of Full Term
Monday–Friday: 9.30am–1.00pm; 2.00pm–5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed