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Music: Books

Recommended Books

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a great source for basic scholarly information about your area of study. Search Library Search | Ketu or browse materials in the ML shelving area. Here are a few highlights:

Vocal Performance books

Ethnomusicology books

Film Music books

New Books and Journals

Keep up to date with a weekly selection of the latest new music books on display in the Central Library Recent Arrivals area:

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Browsing the shelves in the Library

Books and other media resources are held in a number of libraries on the Dunedin campus including:

Call number areas you may wish to browse include:

Central Library -

  • M - Music Scores
  • ML - Music Literature
  • ML 102 - Music Dictionaries
  • MT - Music Instruction & Study

Audiovisual resources can be used in Central Library group study rooms, or use your laptop.

Hocken Collections - as it is not possible to browse the shelves, check the Catalogue first, or ask a Librarian for help

book shelves

To find items on Course Reserve...

Search by your Course Code, e.g. Musi104, for textbooks, audiovisual resources, and required and essential readings. Many will be accessible 24/7, labelled E-Reserve.

To find books...

Try searching:

If you need a book that is not available here...

Submit your request through our Get It Interloan service.

Library users can search for items then create requests for items not held in the University of Otago Library, and monitor the progress of those requests.

Books interloaned from NZ or Australian libraries are free, but overseas loans are $25.