Services and facilities at the Music Faculty Library

A student opening the top of a photocopier / scanner

The Bodleian Music Faculty Library offers a broad range of services and facilities to support studying for research and taught courses.



Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS)

Bodleian Libraries Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) facilities are available in this library for self-service photocopying, printing and scanning. You can find PCAS machines on the lower ground floor of the MFL. Find out more about PCAS and how to pay using your PCAS account



Connect to library Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available in the library's main reading rooms. Find out more about Bodleian Libraries Wi-Fi networks and how to connect.



Use library computers

Library PCs are available for use by readers, offering a range of software. Find out more about using Bodleian Libraries PCs. The MFL also has iMacs for use by music students (see below). 



Audio-visual facilities

The library offers facilities for listening to audio and video recordings.

The Mac Lab is on the lower ground floor. It has 11 iMacs for listening to music online or for using the music writing software Sibelius 8 or music and video editing software. There are also CD players and a vinyl record player. USB superdrives (CD and DVD RW) are available on request from the library desk, which may be plugged in to the iMacs to enable listening to and creating sound discs and DVDs. Equipment for listening to audio cassettes is also available. Please ask staff for details.

The Audio-Visual Resources Room is on the second floor. There is an HD television, a VCR and a BluRay player for viewing the library's collection of opera and films. Booking is not necessary. However, please ask at the circulation desk for headphones and remote controls.



Book the subject librarian  

For individual help with complex or research enquiries relating to Music and music sources, you can arrange a one-to-one session with the Music Subject Librarian. Sessions can be used to discuss and solve library-related problems, explore printed and e-resources and library services, and improve information searching skills.

If you are an undergraduate thinking of offering a dissertation or edition with commentary as one of your FHS List B options, you are welcome to discuss your ideas with the subject librarian who may be able to help you with finding resources, particularly if your proposed subject might require access to material which may not be readily accessible. If you think you will need access to manuscripts, archives or early printed material in the Bodleian Library, please speak to the subject librarian.

The library also runs induction sessions for new undergraduate and graduate students.




The library offers a comb-binding service for exercises, portfolios or extended essays at a cost of £1 per item (A4) or £2 (A3). As deadlines approach, there is usually a lot of pressure on this service, so try not to leave it till the last minute! DPhil, MLitt and MSc students should note that when depositing the final version of your thesis in the Bodleian, it will need to be properly hard-bound (see the Exam Regulations).