In the University Library and Archives, the main collections of scores and books related to music are held in the J B Morrell Library, searchable through the library catalogue. Information specifically useful for music students has been compiled by our Subject Librarians, Olivia Else and Ned Potter. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and information is also provided on the subject resources page.
Useful library resources are also available through Metalib links (scroll down the subject list to left and select Music).
Many CDs and DVDs are available for listening and research at the library and searchable through the library catalogue (including complete catalogues of Pearl and ECM recordings). In addition, the Music Department is home to hundreds of CDs, available for students to borrow through the main department office. A university ID and password is required to view the CD catalogue online. There are also archival recordings available for student use in the University of York Sound Archives. Additional listening resources are available through the links to electronic resources below.
The York Minster Library, situated in Dean's Park on the north side of the Minster, is Britain's largest Cathedral Library. It is affliated to the University library and is open to all students from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The collection contains 120,000 volumes of which 25,000 were printed before 1801, including 115 incunables. The main subject coverage of the books in the Library is theology, history (particularly ecclesiastical), art and architecture (particularly ecclesiastical, and especially stained glass), religious literature, York and Yorkshire. Of particular note for Music students is the collection of archives and manuscripts in the York Minster Archive which contains an impressive collection of music manuscripts and early printed sources.
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