The Architecture and Music Library is located on Level 3 of the Zelman Cowen Building Building number 51. Information on transport is available from the University’s Transport Guide.

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Autoloan machine
Computers (38)
Group viewing rooms
High Use
Information and loans desk
Listening & viewing area

Lockable desks

Photocopying and Printing
Photocopying and Printing - autoloader
Sound-proof rooms
Study Spaces - Graduate Study Centre

Study Spaces - Group rooms

Study Spaces - Individual rooms


Opening Hours


The strengths of the Architecture and Music Library are in Urban design, Urban environments, Property Studies, Architectural design, History and theory of architecture, Environmental design and technology, Environment and society (includes Aboriginal housing and architecture), Architectural computing and technology, Music composition, Theory analysis, Music in society and popular culture, Music performance and ensemble studies, Music education, Music technology, Music therapy and Music history.

Printed Music
The printed music collection includes full and vocal scores and performing parts in many musical genres. Also held are collected editions of the works of a significant number of composers from the 13th to the 20th centuries and a number of multi-composer monumenta. Repertoire represented in the main collection includes vocal and instrumental works from the medieval to contemporary periods, with some emphasis on Australian works.

For information regarding "Uniform Titles" for printed music and sound recordings follow the link: Uniform Titles.

Sound Recordings
The sound recordings collection for Music includes over 1,000 records, 9,500 CDs and a smaller but growing number of DVDs. It consists mainly of vocal and instrumental music from the medieval to contemporary periods, some aural studies material, "non-Western" music and popular music.

The Library also has access to sound recording collections online via Naxos and the Classical Music Library.

Architecture Trade Literature
The Architecture Trade Literature consists of a collection of product catalogues and other material relating to architecture, building and construction. The collection includes information on materials, specifications and prices.


Material on loan is returned during opening hours via the return chutes in the Library foyer. There is a 24x7 hour returns chute located near the entrance on the Staff House side of the building.

Disability Support

There is an adjustable desk.

More information can be found at Support for Users with Disabilities.