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Music: Books & eBooks

Information about books, scores, CDs, journals, databases and other useful music resources.

Finding Books using OneSearch

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Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can be borrowed for 7 days.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

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Books for Music

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful titles available via UCD Library include:

Reference Books for Online

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information.

Useful online reference material for music include:

Where in the Library?

Most music books and scores material is held on level 2 of the James Joyce Library

Music Scores are marked in the catalogue as either Music Scores Large (ML) or Music Scores Miniature (MM).

CDs are held behind the Service Desk on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library.