Audio Visual

DVD, Blu-ray and VHS:

A large collection of DVDs is located beside the Multimedia area on Q+3. We also hold a growing collection of Blu-ray discs. DVDs and Blu-ray with a green sticker on the spine are available for a 3-day loan period. The Library also holds a large VHS collection. Most of the VHS have now been relegated to the Library store, but they are retrievable through the Library catalogue by clicking on the ‘request’ button.

To find DVD, Blu-ray and VHS check the Library Catalogue for details. Search the catalogue by title or keyword and then ‘Modify Search’ to material type ‘Video/DVD’. Note: Some DVDs and videos are held in Open Reserve on the Q floor (4-hour loan).

CDs and CD-ROMs:

CDs and CD-ROMs are shelved on Q+1, Q+2 and Q+3 (using the Dewey Decimal System). Check the Library Catalogue for full details.

Vinyl Record Collection:
The Library holds a large collection of vinyl records (approx. 3000).  These are held in the Library store. They are not listed on the Library catalogue, but a full listing is available at the information desk on Q+2. Vinyl may be requested from the store, and can be played on record players in the multimedia area on Q+3.  The Library is in the process of digitising some of the vinyl records, and making them available in the Library on CD.  To locate these, search the Library catalogue under Collection/Vinyl.

The cassette collection is located within the multimedia area on Q+3. Many are listed on the Library catalogue. Facilities for playing cassettes are available in the multimedia area.

Online Resources:
Music:(streaming audio):  Music Online: over 400,000 tracks; Classical, Contemporary World Music and Jazz.  Naxos Music Library: streaming music database with approx. 1 million tracks.
ImagesARTstor : over 1 million images for art, architecture, humanities and social sciences.  See also : Finding Images for Coursework and Research

Note: Music scores are shelved on Q+3 and can be used in the Multimedia area.

For more information or help with finding audio-visual material, contact:
Claire O'Brien, Arts & Multimedia Librarian: tel. 490-2984
or the Q+2 Information Point: tel. 490-2111.

Last updated: 12 February 2016