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Music: Books and eBooks

About Books and eBooks

We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.

You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.

Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!

New Books and eBooks

Performing music research : methods in music education, psychology, and performance science by Williamon, Aaron
Perfect Pitch by Bouverie, Tim
Music theory for dummies by Pilhofer, Michael
Music: the business by Harrison, Ann
Music : the definitive visual history By: DK

Key Books

Key Ebooks

Reading List

Units of work for your course can be found in Moodle or Microsoft Teams.

Log in with your Manchester College student email address and password. Ask your tutor if you are unsure of where to look. 

Where to Find Books

Below are the class numbers used to locate music books in our libraries. The main collections for music are kept at Openshaw HE and Shena Simon. If you are looking for a specific title you can always ask a librarian or check the library catalogue.

Music Technology 621.3893
The Music Business 780.23
Electronic Music 780.285
Music History 780.9
Music Theory 781.2
Popular Music 781.4
Vocal Music 782
Instrumental Music 784