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Subjects: Music

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Music at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books, scores, audio-visual materials and online resources for Music, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases and other resources.


Martin Holmes
(Alfred Brendel Curator of Music)
tel: +44 (0)1865 277064 / 276146

Tom Dale 
(Deputy Music Librarian)
tel: +44 (0)1865 276148

General Enquiries (Bodleian Music Section)
tel: +44 (0)1865 277062

General Enquiries (Music Faculty Library)
tel: +44 (0)1865 276148



Welcome to the Music subject pages of The Bodleian Libraries! Please see the various pages here for information on library provision for Music within the University of Oxford. These pages are currently being redeveloped so more content is gradually being added.

The Music Faculty Library is now open again to limited numbers of readers. Please click here for information on how to book a seat. The Weston Library is also open, again to restricted numbers of readers. E-mail to book a place.

Meanwhile, we are also doing what we can to support our readers who are still working away from Oxford. Although access to the physical collections is still somewhat restricted, we have extensive collections of electronic resources and we have been adding to these in recent months in an attempt to mitigate the effects of the lockdown. Temporary access to some additional databases has been generously provided by publishers although most of these arrangements have now come to an end. If there are specific books or other resources which you urgently need, please contact the Music teams directly (Weston Library / Music Faculty Libraryor fill in a recommendation form. We can't promise to be able to be able to help but we will do what we can. See these pages for tips on how to access Music materials online during the current crisis.



Music Subject Librarian

Martin Holmes's picture
Martin Holmes
Bodleian Library Music Section,
Weston Library,
Broad Street,
01865-277064 / 276146