Using the Library

Information for staff

Library Membership

As soon as you become a member of staff here at Leeds College of Music you become a member of the library. Your Staff ID card acts as your Library card and you can use this to borrow items from the library.

Library password

To you use your online library account you will require a library password to use along with the your username on your Staff ID card. If you don't know your password come along to the library counter or email us.


If you would like a quick update on library resources and services or have never had a library induction please contact us and we will be happy to arrange an individual session to suit you. To help you get started pick up a library guide leaflet at the library counter on the 5th floor or download one now.


If we do not have access to an article or book which you need we will do our best to obtain it. Read more about the service in our Inter-library loans section.

Suggest an item to purchase

Please do let us know of any books which would be useful for us to purchase, either email us or use the online suggestion form.
In order to fulfil student demand we need to know about books you suggest people to use in assignments as well as those on reading lists. Please do let us know as soon as you can so that we can ensure that the students have what they need.

Get started

We have put together pages of the website that should help you get off to a successful start in using the library resources and services:


If you would like students to read a small portion of a book or a particular journal article we can upload an electronic copy of a key text onto Space (VLE) if it is covered by our copyright licence. The limit is one chapter or 5% from a book and 5% or one article from a journal issue, whichever is the greater. The licence means that only library staff are permitted to scan documents for this purpose. To use this service please email Phil Bailey on with your request.


Keeping track of all of the articles, books and reports use in research and assignments can be difficult. Referencing management tools can help.

RefMe is a free web-based reference management tool to generate citations, reference lists and bibliographies‌. Available on Web, iOS and Android, you or your students can manage your work across multiple devices.

RefMe Page

Keeping up to date with new journal content

Zetoc is a service provided by the British Library which provides you with the latest tables of contents of journals. You need to login with your conservatoire username and password details. The service works best if you use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.

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