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HE & FE Students

Information on one page for new students to help get started with the library resources and services.

Alumni & External Members

How to join the Library and the resources and services available to you.

Short Course Students

Resources and services of particular relevance to Short Course students

Disabled & Dyslexia users

Facilities and services for people who have a disability or learning difficulty


Help for staff including inductions, reading lists and how to suggest an order.

Visitors and Guests

Find out what we offer if you're not a member of the Conservatoire:

More than just books!

Music Streaming Sites

The Library subscribe to many music streaming sites such as Naxos, Alexander Street Press and Desktop DJ where you can listen to 1000s of multi genre sound recordings, create your own play lists and listen on the go.

Electronic Text

The library subscribe to electronic text databases such as JSTOR, Rock's Backpages, EBSCO Journals, Myilibrary and Grove Music Online. The majority of databases have offsite access meaning you can read E-Books and Journal articles from the comfort of home.

Jazz Archive

The library is home to the Conservatoires's Jazz Archive, opened by Digby Fairweather in 1990, which holds original manuscripts, printed music and valuable collections of biographical files as well as a wide range of recordings.