LIBRARY AND JAZZ ARCHIVE
Stocked with more than 10,000 CDs, 8,000 LPs and 18,000 items of printed music, the conservatoire's library brings together vital resources for your studies, whatever your level.
Housed in a quiet and comfortable environment including a computer cluster, silent study room, listening posts and a postgraduate study area, the library's printed music and study score collection spans all styles, eras and instruments, from unusual ensemble formats to guitar and pop songs.
A generous collection of books and DVDs covers everything from music biography to composition for film and sound recording, and there's even a piano with headphones so you can try out music before borrowing it, or test out composition ideas while working.
A wide range of magazines and journals – from Wire to MusicWeek and Jazzwise, The Musical Times to Psychology of Music – caters for all interests and research areas, and electronic journals can be accessed via Space.
The library is also home to the Conservatoire's Jazz Archive, which holds a wide range of recordings (including unreleased material), printed music and memorabilia, valuable collections of biographical files and original manuscripts. The Jazz Archive is open to non-students by appointment. Read more about the Jazz Archive.
While the library's resources are available to students only, we are part of the InterLibrary Loan system, meaning non-students can request our printed music resources via their local library.