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Music Library


Music Library Contact Details

Phone: 029 2087 4387
Extension: Cathays Campus: 74387 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 74387
Music Library

Information Services
Cardiff University
PO Box 430
CF24 0DE

Additional information:

The address given above is the general postal address for this library. To post items via courier or registered delivery, please send to:

Porter's Lodge
Cardiff University School of Music
Corbett Road
CF10 3EB

To visit the library in person, please come to:

Aberdare Hall
Corbett Road
CF10 3UP
The Music Library is located in the Library Wing of Aberdare Hall, behind the Music Building.


  • The primary access route is through a driveway that begins on the north side of Corbett Road and runs between the main Aberdare Hall building and the School of Music Concert Foyer (a.k.a. "The Octagon"). The Library Wing is behind two sets of wrought iron gates, and on the right side of the secured Aberdare Hall courtyard
  • Parking for the disabled is available at the Redwood Building across the road from Aberdare Hall
  • An accessible toilet is provided on the ground floor of the main Aberdare Hall building
  • The Issue Desk is low level and has an open space for serving seated enquiries
  • The Library is small with stock placed at both high and very low levels. In many cases wheelchair users will need to ask staff to assist them with accessing books, journals, scores, and audio-visual materials
  • There are eight networked computers in the Multimedia Room, and students are also encouraged to use IT facilities in their School and in the many nearby libraries


Book a Librarian:

Library staff members are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries. You can also book time with the Subject Librarian for a one-to-one session to discuss your enquiry in detail. Phone or email the Librarian to arrange a time to suit you. Ask a Librarian Live provides real-time query assistance during weekday business hours using a virtual chat interface, and connects you directly to a range of Library staff.


Mrs Helen Staffer

Position:Library Customer Services Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 5686Extension: 75686


Ms Catherine Preston

Position:Subject Librarian - Music
Telephone: 029 2087 0793Extension: Cathays Campus: 70793 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 70793

Mrs Judith Hurford

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager, Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 1pm.
Telephone: 029 2087 4387Extension: 74387


Opening hours

Normal Semester Dates 2015/16 (including both May Bank Holidays) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday8.45 to 17.00
Restricted Access Hours (Music and Aberdare Hall students and staff only) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday17.00 to 21.30
Saturday10.00 to 17.30
Christmas Recess 2015/16 Opening Hours
Monday 14th to Friday 18th December8.45 to 17.00
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th DecemberClosed
Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December  8.45 to 17.00
Wednesday 23rd December  8.45 to 16.00
Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd  JanuaryClosed
Monday 4th January onwardsNormal semester opening hours
Easter Recess 2016 Opening Hours
Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March8.45 to 17.00
Friday 25th to Monday 28th MarchClosed
Tuesday 29th March onwardsNormal semester opening hours
Summer Recess 2016 (Saturday 13th June to Sunday 18th September) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday9.00 to 17.00
Saturday and SundayClosed
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)Closed