Architecture & Music Library


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

Architecture & Music Library.


  • 105 total seats
  • 46 computers
  • eZone

Rooms/desks you can book

Items are returned during opening hours via the return chutes in the Library foyer. For after hours returns please use the 24x7 hour returns chute located near the entrance on the Staff House side of the building.

Floor plan and accessible facilities

Architecture and Music Library floorplan

  • individual study rooms
  • DVD & CD collection
  • music stack collection
  • rare books
  • microfilm
  • theses
  • maps
  • LP collection
  • architecture trade literature
  • choir resources
  • folios
  • high use
  • microfilm reader
  • listening/viewing area
  • postgraduate study space
  • adjustable workstation

Information for clients with disabilities.



  • Urban design
  • Urban environments
  • Property Studies
  • Architectural design
  • History and theory of architecture
  • Environmental design and technolog
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Preferred Titles in Music.

Sound Recordings

  • over 1,000 records, 9,500 CDs
  • growing DVD collection
  • 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.

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.