The Architecture and Music Library provides resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of staff and students in the Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. It is situated in Level 3 of the Zelman Cowen Building, accessible directly via the courtyard entrances to the building.
The Architecture and Music Library is located in the Zelman Cowen building named for Sir Zelman Cowen who was vice-chancellor of the University from 1970-1977. The recent refurbishment of the library focussed on increased accommodation for graduate students, better access for clients with a disability and improved responsiveness to the challenges of new technology.
The University of Queensland Library is a unique combination of real and virtual information resources, physical facilities and cyberspace and service delivery in person and via the internet. Upon entering the library, electronic information is close at hand, and so are the staff, who can be found at the Information Desk.
The Architecture and Music Library supports the teaching and research of the following faculties:
Its collections are complemented by three specialist libraries:
- General Enquiries
- Email: email@example.com
Phone: +61 7 3346 3689
- Loans Enquiries
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +61 7 3346 4373
- Fax +61 7 3365 4836
- Building number
- no. 51, St Lucia campus
- Postal address
- Architecture and Music Library,
The University of Queensland,
Executive Manager, Social Sciences and Humanities Library Service
- (located in Social Sciences and Humanities Library)
Phone: 3346 4329
Senior Manager, Arts Faculty Library Service
- (located in Social Sciences and Humanities Library)
Phone: 3346 4323
- Ms Cathy Bauer
Phone: 3346 4374
- Ms Sarah Evans
Phone: 3346 4380
The Architecture and Music Library is located in the Zelman Cowen Building (51)
The main entrance to the Library is from Jocks Road into Level 3 of the Zelman Cowen Building. There is another entrance from the Staff House side of the building.
Information on parking (including casual parking) is available from the University's Traffic and Parking section.
For an overview of transport possibilities, visit About UQ --> Transport.
- The Architecture and Music Library is located on one level on Level 3 of the Zelman Cowen Building. Immediately on entering the Library you will find the Information and Loans Desks and computers providing access to the Library website, databases and the internet. Network printing is also available.
- Beyond the Information Desk, the Graduate Study Centre houses lockable desks, as well as the display of recently received books and journals.
- The print collections - Reference Collection, Monograph Collection, Theses, Folios, and Journals - occupy the space in the centre of the library area. Arranged around the collections are a number of discrete, specific use areas for the convenience of library clients.
- The Listening/Viewing area provides facilities for clients to view/listen to DVDs, videos, CDs, LPs and cassette tapes.
- Sound-proofed individual study rooms are equipped with computers on which the listening programme Auralia is available for student use.
- A Seminar Room and a fully equipped Group viewing Room are available and can be booked in advance for 2 hour periods.
- An area designed for quiet study is equipped with individual study carrels, and a separate area provides tables for group study.
- Three photocopiers (A4, A3, Black and white and colour and overhead transparency production) are located in an alcove with the Photocopied Articles collection.
- The eZone accommodates groups of 16 for training purposes and can be used for word processing as well as information access.
Four additional terminals are designated for express email.
- Software specific to the School of Architecture is available on designated terminals. Please consult staff at the Information Desk for further information.
- A unique feature of the Architecture and Music Library is the multimedia display wall which serves to promote the Library's resources and services.
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For recorded opening hours - telephone (07) 3365 6703.
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- These hours vary during the July vacation and the Summer semester period.
- Current opening hours are available from the Library website.
Material on loan is returned during opening hours via the return shutes in the Library foyer. The after hours shute is located on your left as you approach the main entrance to the Library from Jocks Road.
The Architecture and Music Library provides over 40 computers for accessing the Library website including the catalogue, databases, and the internet. Word processing is available on all computers. Email facilites are also available.
A display area is available at the entrance to the Library. Displays and exhibitions are used to promote Library and wider University activities. The contact for display is
the, Manager of the Architecture and Music Library.
Lockable desks are available for postgraduate students in the Graduate Study Centre
Bookings may be made for these desks up to one week in advance, using the Room Bookings System
The Bookings page is released daily at 4pm. To facilitate equitable sharing of the desks students may use the desks for a total of three sessions per week. One session is up to three hours. The keys must be collected within 15 minutes of booking time, or the booking will lapse. Bookings may be made by entering your UQ username and password in the relevant day, room and time on the booking sheet. Students may alter their bookings themselves if necessary
There are quiet study areas available at the rear of the Library.
There are four sound-proofed individual study rooms available near the listening area. Bookings may be made for these rooms up to one week in advance, using the Room Bookings System
The Bookings page is released daily at 4pm. To facilitate equitable sharing of the rooms students may use the Single Study Rooms for a total of three sessions per week. One session is up to three hours. Single room keys must be collected within 15 minutes of booking time, or the booking will lapse. Bookings may be made by entering your UQ username and password in the relevant day, room and time on the booking sheet. Students may alter their bookings themselves if necessary.
There is a Group seminar room and a Group viewing room available in the Architecture and Music Library. Bookings may be made for these rooms up to one week in advance, using the Room Bookings System
The Bookings page is released daily at 4pm. To facilitate equitable sharing of the rooms students may use the Group Study Rooms for a total of two sessions per week. One session is up to two hours. Group Room keys must be collected within 15 minutes of booking time, or the booking will lapse. Bookings may be made by entering your UQ username and password in the relevant day, room and time on the booking sheet. Students may alter their bookings themselves if necessary.
Over 25,000 books, 29,000 scores, 13,000 journal volumes and 600 current journal subscriptions are held in the Architecture and Music Library. It also houses over 12,000 sound and video recordings and 2,000 maps and plans.
The strengths of the Architecture and Music Library are in 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 composition, Theory analysis, Music in society and popular culture, Music performance and ensemble studies, Music education, Music technology, Music therapy and Music history.
For further information, see the Architecture and Music Library's Collection Development Policy
The printed music collection includes full and vocal scores and performing parts in many musical genres. Also held are collected editions of the works of a significant number of composers from the 13th to the 20th centuries and 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 printed music, original instrumentation is preferred and normally purchased first for any given work. However, arrangements and transcriptions are purchased as required. Vocal works are collected in their original language, with English translations where possible. Multiple copies of vocal and instrumental works are purchased as required, for example, for choral performance or works for two pianos.
For information regarding "Uniform Titles" for printed music and sound recordings follow the link: Uniform Titles
The sound recordings collection for Music includes over 7,000 records, 3,000 CDs and a small but growing number of DVDs. It consists mainly of vocal and instrumental music from the medieval to contemporary periods, some aural studies material, "non-Western" music and popular music.
The Library now has access to sound recording collections online via Naxos and the Classical Music Library. Follow the link to find out more information about listening to these collections. Naxos and Classical Music Library powerpoint presentation [.ppt]
The 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
University of Queensland staff and students may suggest items to be added to the Library's collection.
Schools and Centres may also contact their Liasion Librarian, to make a suggestion for purchase.
New print material is displayed in the Recently Received Books and Journals area located in the Graduate Study Centre.
A list of new material is available on the Library website. For information on the latest issue of a journal, search the Library Catalogue.
The Library subscribes to the University Policy of equal access for all users. Many services for users with disabilites are provided by the University's Disability Program.
The Architecture and Music Library is wheelchair accessible via the main entrance off Jocks Road.
More information can be found at Support for Users with Disabilities.
Loan enquiries can be made in person at the Loans Desk of the Architecture and Music Library or by telephone or email.
Books requested through document delivery or placed on hold can be collected from the Loans Desk.
Lost property is held for one week at the Information Desk and then is given to Security.
The Architecture and Music Library provides copying facilities and network printing
All copying is subject to copyright restrictions.
There is a photocopier for producing black and white overhead transparencies as well as a colour photocopier.
Copy cards can be purchased and value added to existing cards at the automatic dispensing machine next to the photocopiers.
Television programs useful for teaching, learning and research are copied and placed into the Library's collection. The Library also works closely with the Central Video Replay Service (CVRS).
Information on booking videos for screening in lectures, other multimedia services and contact details is available at the Library Multimedia Services page.