Architecture & Music Library

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Postal address

Architecture and Music Library,
Level 3, Zelman Cowen Building (#51)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072

Architecture & Music Library.


  • 151 total seats
  • 46 computers
  • Training room

Rooms/desks you can book

Book a room:

  • 2 group meeting rooms
  • 4 individual study rooms

Where to return loans

You can return Architecture and Music items anytime. There are return chutes:

  • in the Library foyer
  • when the library is closed, outside the Library near the entrance, between Zelman Cowan (Building #51) and Staff House (Building #41)

Floor plan and accessible facilities

Architecture and Music Library floor plan

  • AskUs service point
  • Book returns
  • Group meeting rooms 
  • Individual study rooms
  • Keyboard lab
  • Audio/sound recordings
    • Compact Discs (CD)
    • Long Play (LP)
  • Multimedia collection
  • Music stack collection
  • Rare books
  • Maps
  • Choir resources
  • Folios
  • Microform reader
  • Listening/viewing area
  • Height-adjustable desk
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Self-service machine

Information for clients with disabilities.



  • 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 scores
  • Music composition
  • Theory analysis
  • Music in society and popular culture
  • Music performance and ensemble studies
  • Music education
  • Music psychology
  • Music technology
  • Music therapy
  • Music history

Printed Music

  • includes full and vocal scores and performing parts in many musical genres
  • collected editions of the works of a significant number of composers from the 13th to the 20th centuries

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: Preferred Titles in Music.

Sound Recordings

  • over 1,000 records, 9,500 CDs
  • consists mainly of vocal and instrumental music from the medieval to contemporary periods
  • some aural studies material
  • "non-Western" music
  • popular music

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

Multimedia Collection in Architecture, Planning and Music

We have a growing collection of streamed material.