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Listen to music on vinyl, CD & cassette

Our collection of vinyl records, CDs and cassettes are in the multimedia area of the Maughan Library in rooms GM69 and GM70. Players for this material can be found in GM70See our Floorplans.

Search for recordings in Library Search and refine your results by 'Resource type' to 'Audio'. 

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External Libraries

If you need resources beyond King's, you may want to visit other libraries with music collections: 

Please check for access restrictions before visiting.

Collections Guide for Music

Welcome to the Collections Guide for Music

This guide provides tailored information on library collections and links to some of our key resources. 

Listen to music online

Find music literature online

Find books on music

The print book collection for Music is on the second floor of the Maughan Library in rooms 2.45 and 2.46. See our Floorplans.

Key classmarks for this area are:

  • ML - literature on music
  • MT - music instruction and study


Watch music on video

Find music equipment

A range of equipment is available in the multimedia area of the Maughan Library. See our Floorplans.

  • 4 midi keyboards, with Focusrite soundcards and PCs with Ableton software are available in room GM66.
  • A larger keyboard is available in GM71.
  • Record players, CD players and cassette players are in GM70.

Find music scores online

Find print music scores

You can find scores in the multimedia area of the Maughan Library. See our Floorplans.

  • Main scores sequence (rooms GM67 & GM69)
  • Unbound scores (room GM67)
  • Miniature scores (room GM66)
  • Outsize scores (room GM66)

Scores have the classmark ‘M’ followed by a number e.g. M2000-2007 is for oratorios. They are arranged by type of work rather than by composer.  The main arrangement of scores is:

  • M1-3 - Collections and manuscripts
  • M5-1490 - Instrumental music, begins with solo instruments and finishes with large orchestral groups
  • M1497-1998 - Secular vocal music
  • M1999-2199 - Sacred vocal music

Search for scores in Library Search and refine your results by 'Resource type' to 'Scores'.

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Find Arts & Humanities literature online

The following eresources cover a range of disciplines including your subject area: