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Media Collections for Music

Find physical and online media resources for music at the University of Melbourne



During February, the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library and Lenton Parr Collections at the ERC are moving to Southbank. These collections will be unavailable and unable to be requested during the move. If you require an item, please contact staff:


For further updates on the refurbishment of the Southbank Library in 2019 see Current Projects


Media Collections Locations

The University of Melbourne has a large media collection which is distributed across a number of our libraries:

During the redevelopment of the Southbank Campus, DVDs from the Lenton Parr Library will remain on campus. CDs will be moved shortly to the Parkville Campus and be co-located with the Louise Hanson-Dyer collection in the ERC.

Finding Sound and Video Resources

Where are Facilities for Playing Media?

CDs, DVDs and videos may be used in the Library, or borrowed for short loan periods of overnight, 2 days, 7 days, or 3 hour use within the library only. Check the catalogue for the loan period of individual titles. Remember, fines apply for late returns. To view DVDs and videos in the library, you will need to check each library for conditions and facilities. Both the Louise Hanson-Dyer and Lenton Parr libraries have record (LP) and CD players.

For DVD and VHS players:

  • Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library (Parkville) has two video players and one DVD player. No bookings are necessary. You can borrow headphones at the Service Desk.
  • Lenton Parr Library (Southbank) has four viewing rooms, each with DVD and video players. Bookings are essential, and may be made through BookIt. Room keys and remote controls are available from the Service Desk.
  • Eastern Resource Centre (Parkville)  has media stations on level two (co-located with the Louise Hanson-Dyer facilities). Headphones and remote controls are available for loan from the service desk.