CDs are catalogued in SOLO and stored on open access. Most are in the lower ground floor corridor, normally arranged in alphabetical order by the principal composer. Our extensive collection of opera CDs is shelved separately from the main sequence, in the Library Mac Lab, along with the Jazz, Popular music and World music recordings.
You can listen to the CDs in the library using the listening equipment provided or on personal laptops with CD drives. Members of the University may borrow CDs.
Most of our extensive LP collection is accessible via the card catalogue although many are currently still uncatalogued. Please ask staff if you would like any help locating the sound recording you require.
Naxos Music Library
In addition to the physical recording formats, the library subscribes to the Naxos Music Library (NML) and Naxos Video Library (NVL) streaming services. NML and NVL are currently available to Music Faculty students and staff only. Please ask staff in the library for details of how to access the service. You can stream tracks from Naxos services on any of the computers in the MFL using headphones, which may be checked out from the library desk. You can also listen to or view tracks using your own computer.