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COVID-19 and the Music Library

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Dear Music Library patron,

We are currently facing an unprecedented threat to the health and safety of our nation and the University of Pretoria Department Library Services are committed to continuing its service to library patrons through this trying time. 

Our services are now fully online during our office ours from Monday-Friday, 07h00-16h30. Email Mrs Isobel Rycroft or Ms Busisiwe Mmalefahlo with all Library related queries. You are also welcome to call us on +27 72 797 9530 (Isobel) or +27 79 771 3802 (Busisiwe).

To keep abreast with all of the latest information regarding COVID-19, the nationwide lock-down and updates from the DLS and Music Library, visit our COVID-19 sub-page here.


Stay safe and keep healthy.

Music Library team

News and Announcements

Music Department Staff Concert - Musaion 

27 September 2018

Free Entrance


Welcome to the Music subject guide. This is a OneStep guide for students, researchers and staff of the Music Department.  

Music Library Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:30 - 19:00 8:30 - 19:00 7:30 - 19:00 7:30 - 19:00 7:30 - 16:00 9:00 - 13:00




*Please note these times are subject to change. For more information visit



Where is the Music Library?

The Music Library is situated in the Musaion Building on the Hatfield Campus.

The Music Library came into existence in 1960, at the same time as the Department of Music. Because of the uniqueness of its collection - it was established on its own premises as a branch of the Department of Library Services. Today its extensive collections include books, serials, sheet music, cd's, gramophone records, dvd's and videos. Orchestral music is a major component of the sheet music collection. The audio-visual facilities include listening tables and a sound proof room for videos and dvd's.


Other Music Disciplines

Music Education - you can also find books on Music Education at the Groenkloof Library

Music Therapy - you can also find books on Music therapy at the Medical Library

Music Technology - you can also find books on Music Technology at the Merensky Library

Information Specialist

Isobel Rycroft's picture
Isobel Rycroft
Music Library
+27 12 420 2069/2317