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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, including Site Librarians, Subject Librarians, Library Operations Managers, and Senior Library Assistants.


Mr Duncan Montgomery

Position:Site Librarian ASSL, Law and Music Libraries and Subject Librarian - History and Archaeology
Telephone: 029 2087 5686Extension: Cathays Campus: 75686 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 75686


Ms Charity Dove

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


For help with Inter-Library Loans and SCONUL access, ask:

Mrs Judith Hurford

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


For help with copyright and operational policies, ask:

Ms Judith Rose

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager, Monday to Friday, 1 - 5pm
Telephone: 029 2087 4387Extension: 74387



Opening hours

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
Summer Recess 2015 (Saturday 13th June to Sunday 20th September) Opening Hours
Monday to Friday9.00 to 17.00
Saturday and SundayClosed
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)Closed