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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. In the Music Library, you can see facsimile manuscripts of the scores that provide convenience and ease of use. Please visit the guide here.


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 Librarian

Yin Yee Kwan's picture
Yin Yee Kwan
Ms. KWAN Yin Yee
Music Library
11/F, Run Run Shaw Tower,
Centennial Campus,
University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Opening Hours


1 September 2019 - 30 May 2020

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


Summer Special pick-up service Hours

31 May 2020 - 31 August 2020

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


Public Holidays

Telephone No.
(852) 3917-2218