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A guide to the Music Faculty Library: General information

Subjects: Music

Contact details


Music Faculty Library
St Aldates
Tel: (01865) 276148





Martin Holmes

Deputy Librarian:

Tom Dale 

Senior Library Assistant:

Rosie Lake


Library Assistant:

Tigger Burton












Welcome to our Guide to the Music Faculty Library

For information on how to access the Library and our services during the pandemic, please see our COVID-19 page.

If you are new to Oxford, you might like to check out some basic guidance to help get you started with using the libraries and our resources. In the current situation, we are sadly unable to give you the kind of welcome we would normally aspire to but please see these pages for more information on how to get hold of the material you need while access to the libraries is restricted.

About the Music Faculty Library

The Music Faculty Library exists to support the teaching and research activities of the Music Faculty and provides for the borrowing needs of students (both undergraduate and graduate), researchers and senior members.

Most of the stock is for loan and consists of nearly 20,000 items of printed music and about 25,000 books and journals. In addition, the library houses the main sound recordings collection of the University with nearly 5,000 CDs, 15,000 LPs and a substantial DVD collection. LPs are not available for loan; there are facilities for using these materials in the library.

For more information, see the Music subject LibGuide and the Music Faculty Library's website.






Opening hours

Update (4 Jan): The MFL is once again CLOSED to readers until further noticeWe are still offering the Click & Collect and LibraryScan services and library staff are available to answer enquiries by e-mail or phone. The library may not be staffed at all times so if the phone is not answered, please e-mail. If you need to return items you have borrowed, please post them through the main Faculty post box at the entrance to the building, if they will fit.