In-depth reference materialsLooking for concise informationOpera and Musical
DisciplinaryJournal articles in ChineseInterdisciplinary
Listening and Viewing OnlineCDs / DVDs
Introduction to Arts Administration
Film Music
Music and the Mind
World Music
Beethoven facsimiles
Brahms facsimiles
Novels & biographical novels about Music & Musicians
Topics in Western Music History I
Fundamentals of Tonal Music
Jazz: History and Appreciation
Popular Music
The Opera
Rare Scores
Schubert facsimiles
Mozart facsimiles
Bartók, Béla 1888-1945Debussy, Claude 1862-1918Falla, Manuel de 1876-1946Mahler, Gustav 1860-1911Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791Porter, Cole 1891-1964Puccini, Giacomo 1858-1924Schoenberg, Arnold 1874-1951Shostakovich, Dmitri 1906-1975Sondheim, Stephen 1930-Strauss, Richard 1864-1949Weill, Kurt 1900-1950
Topics in Western Music History III
Exhibition - musical notationsMusic and TranslationMusic and CalligraphySinging in the Music Library
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Music at HKU

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Doing research in Music at HKU? This guide will save you time as you search for the right databases or other resources. Helpful tools for improving efficiencies in locating primary sources, articles, statistics, and much more are included. Once you have found the material you need, learn how to manage citations and integrate them into your research documents easily and quickly.


Rare Scores

The Music Library has acquired early prints of western canonical works to support teaching and research purposes. Modern scores available for loan in the Music Library are also featured in this guide.


Bibliographies of facsimile editions in the Music Library

A facsimile is an exact copy of the original one. Most original manuscripts are collected and kept by archives and museums in overseas countries. Facsimile manuscripts of scores provide convenience and ease of use. Moreover, they can unfold interesting story and compositional process of composers. They are invaluable primary sources in the study of composers.


Novels & biographical novels about Music & Musicians

Music Library has collected music novels for your leisure reading, which feature interesting stories about music and musicians. You’ll see how writers portray lives of musicians in social and cultural contexts. You may be surprised some of your favorite music, mentioned in novels, could have an impact on one’s life. Or you may wish to know musicians’ personal struggles behind a glorious stage.


Music Library at a glance


A Farewell Tribute to Hung Hing Ying Building


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One-to-one Research Consultation Service

Provides a personal research consultation service to registered HKU / HKU SPACE academic staff and postgraduate students on effective information research pertaining to their research projects. For details, please contact your Music Librarian.


Subject-specific Library Instruction Courses

Groups of staff or students can request library instruction courses according to their information needs. For details, please contact your Music Librarian.

Music Library

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Ms. KWAN Yin Yee
Music Librarian
Music Library
11/F, Run Run Shaw Tower,
Centennial Campus,
University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.
Phone: (852) 3917-8240
Fax: (852) 2549-9653
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Opening Hours


1 September 2017 - 26 May 2018

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed



27 May 2018 - 31 August 2018

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed


Public Holidays

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(852) 3917-2218




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