Where Are The RESOURCES IN THE CONSERVATORIUM LIBRARY?

LOANS DESK

Circulation desk

  • The Conservatorium Library is a specialist music library.
  • It is one of the largest music collections in Australia, comprising books, scores, serials, audio visual materials, digital resources and performance sets.
  • The Library serves the staff and students of the University of Sydney, as well as the Conservatorium High School and the Conservatorium Open Academy.
  • Membership of the Library is also available for the general public through the Community Borrowing Scheme. Graduates and Tertiary students may apply for membership through the Alumni and ULANZ schemes.
  • The policy and rules of the University Library is available online at Library Policy.

KEEP YOUR CARD HANDY

 

The Conservatorium Library is part of a network. There are two libraries with significant music collections in the network. Community and Graduate borrowers may use their card to borrow from these, and other libraries across the network.

  • CONSERVATORIUM LIBRARY
  • FISHER LIBRARY located on main campus

 

To borrow you need:

- Current Card

- Fines under $30 and now overdues



LOANS

 
  • Scores, books, sound recordings and DVDs are available for loan
  • Journals and reference material are for use in the library
  • Some sound recordings may accessed online through Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library
  • Check and renew loans, and pay fines in MYLOANS
  • For details regarding loan periods, recalls, fines, and placing holds, see Library website.
  • The SELF CHECK MACHINE is also availabe (barcode should be on front of item).
 


2 Hour

 
  • Is a collection of essential unit of study readings selected by lecturers
  • Contains items in high demand
  • Items show the following status on the Catalogue

Con 2 hour

  • Community borrowers may access them for the following period

2 hour loan

  • Students and Staff may take advantage of the following services:

Overnight Loan

Advance Bookings

  • Please return all items to the Wooden Chute
Open Reserve


RETURNING LOANS

   

ITEMS MAY BE RETURNED...

  • Through the Conservatorium Library chutes on the left of the Library entrance
  • At any USyd Libraries.
  • 2 Hour items must be placed in the Wooden Chute


 PLEASE DO NOT RESHELVE

After browsing, leave items on the sorting table. Library staff will reshelve them.


LEARNING SPACES

The Conservatorium Library has the technology to help you with your research. Use your Library Barcode to log in where required.
 

 

CATALOGUE and DATABASE Searching Only

  • Locate items held in the Library
  • Access databases for academic research
 Access Labs

UNIVERSITY ACCESS LABS

  • Available for University of Sydney students
  • Unikey Login

 Lightwell Computers

 

INTERNET TERMINALS

  • Search the Library Catalogue
  • Grouped around the lightwell 
 Level 1 Learning Space


LEVEL 1 STUDY AREA

  • Training Room / Sound Surround
  • Video / DVD Room


BOOKS, SCORES, CDs, DVDs

   

DVDS / BOOKS

 

Are filed in Dewey order - a system which uses a broad number to describe the general subject, and numbers after the decimal point, specify aspects of a subject.

  • Music 780 (general number)
  • Sacred Music 781.7 (specific form of music)
Quarto (larger books) have a 'Q' in front of the number.
   

SCORES and CDs

 

Are filed using an alpha -numeric system which describes instrumentation and form. A Piano sonata by Beethoven would be:

  • P4 - Piano sonatas
  • BEE - First 3 letters of composers name
  • 71 - Running number
A particular musical work may have multiple manifestations including Mini Score, Full Score, Vocal Score, Orchestral Set

Reference, Journals, On-line Databases

 

PRINT REFERENCE

  • Divided into two sections, Books and Music ("N"prefix)
  • For use in the Library
  • Contains Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Other dictionaries such as Harvard Dictionary of Music N780.3 99

MUSIC REFERENCE

  • Collected sets eg J. S. Bach - Neue Ausgabe Samtlicher Werke is shelved at NBAC 1
  • Facsimiles of works of major composers

 For further assistance, ask Library staff at the loans desk.


Ask a Librarian

 DATABASES
  • Music Databases can be accessed through the catalogue on the Library computers, including:

NAXOS

GROVE ONLINE

OPERA IN VIDEO

CLASSICAL MUSIC LIBRARY

  • University of Sydney tertiary students and staff can access databases remotely using their Unikey login
PRINT & E-JOURNALS
  • Print journals are located on the lower level
  • E-journals may be accessed through the catalogue including

MUSIC INDEX

IIMP

RILM

 

PHOTOCOPYING and PRINTING


CHARGES:
A4 copy - 11 cents
A3 copy - 20 cents
A4 colour - 80 cents.
The Copycard used at the Con Library costs $2.00 (including 70 cents credit).

  • For a more details regarding costs, see the Library Printing and Photocopying page.
  • Scanning service is available.
  • Purchase a photocopying card at the Card Issuing Machine (no change is provided).
  • Read the Copyright Signs on the photocopy room wall.
  • Downloading of music from unauthorized sites is a breach of copyright