Library Membership

When you become a student at Leeds College of Music you are automatically given borrowing rights. Your Conservatoire ID Card acts as your library card and you will require this to borrow items from the library. You will be responsible for everything you borrow and for any fines that are incurred.

You will also need your ID card if you are visiting another academic library using the SCONUL Access scheme.

External Membership

If you are alumni or a former member of staff you may apply to become an external member of the library and borrow items. See here for external membership information

What is my username and password?

You will be sent a library password by email during your first week at Leeds College of Music. You can use this password to manage your online library account.

The majority of E-Resources can be accessed using your Conservatoire network username and password. Some E-resources will have a separate username and password and this will be available on the relevant Space page. For more information on E-Resource passwords see here

E-Resource access

Conservatoire username and password

Library account

Conservatoire username and library password

How many items can you borrow?

FE may borrow 10 items
HE may borrow 15 items
Postgraduates may borrow 20 items
Staff Unlimited

How long for?

The library provide various loan periods and these can normally be found on each item in the library. When taking items out, each item is individually stamped according to the required return date.

Printed Music 4 week & 2 weeks loans
Books 2 Weeks & Reference Only
CDs & DVDs/Videos 7 day loans

Longer Loans Service

A longer loan service is available for students who qualify for Disability Support. Please see here for more information.

What items can't I borrow?

Journals and Magazines and Vinyl are for reference use only and must not be removed from The Library.

Each core text book has a reference copy so it is always available in the library. These reference copies can be found within the main book stock and usually have a reference spine sticker for identification.


Items need to be returned either on or before the due date and fines will be charged on any items that are returned late. Please see fines and invoices information

Items can be returned in a number of ways

  • At the Library Counter during library opening hours

  • When the library is closed - In the library returns box located on level 2 outside next to the lift.


You can renew your library loans in various ways:

  • On your online library account - Click here for information on how to renew

  • By email -

  • By phone - 01132223458

  • In person us at the library counter


If an item you require is already on loan, you can reserve the item via your library account. Once the item is returned, you will be notified by email or text that it is ready for collection at the library counter.

Lost, damaged or stolen items

If you lose or damage library items that are issued to you, please tell the library counter staff immediately.  For damaged or lost items that are not found, you will be expected to pay the replacement cost or replace like for like.
If resources become very overdue without having been reported as lost, you will receive an invoice for the replacement cost.

Fines & Invoices

Late returns are charged 20p per item per day.
Outstanding fines must be paid before you can borrow again. For more information about fines and invoices and how to avoid them see here

How to renew online

Click here for help on how to manage your online library account

Renew your items

Online renewal

► Visit us at the counter

Email us

► Phone us - 01132223458

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