Call Numbers

All of our books have a shelf location call number, linking similar subjects together. The call number is a combination of  numbers (for the subject area) and letters (for the author's surname).

For example Call number 303.3 CLO is the shelf location for Policing Pop by Martin Cloonan.

  • Call number subject guide

    Research Skills – 001.42 Musical Psychology -150.78 Sociological Studies 300 Copyright Law -346.04
    Teaching -371.39 Music Therapy- 615.81 Sound Engineering -621.3 Sound Recording -621.32
    Music Business -658.78 Classical Music -780 Music Dictionaries -780.3 Music History -780.9
    20th Century Music -780.904 Composers -780.92 Music Theory -781 Harmony -781.25
    Musical Form -781.28 Composition -781.3 Improvisation -781.36 Songwriting -781.38
    Aural Training -781.424 Performing Skills -781.48 Pop Music-781.61 World Music -781.62
    Blues -781.64 Jazz -781.65 Multimedia -791 Film -791.43

Shelf guides are provided at the end of the shelves to help direct you to the correct area.

Reference Only

We provide a refernce copy for each core text and these can be found with the loan books. We limit use of reference resources to the Library so that they are always available for quick reference.

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The library has a growing collection core text E-Books and they can be found through the library catalogue or searched on the E-Book platform - For more information see our E-Book section

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