About Pendlebury Library of Music
The Pendlebury Library of Music is home to the University of Cambridge’s vast collection of musical scores, recordings, microfilms, books, and more. The Library is named after famed mathematician and musician Richard Pendlebury.
The current Library building was built in 1984, and was designed by Sir Leslie Martin. Access is open to all University members, but one must register upon his or her first visit.
Pendlebury Library of Music is typically open from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9:30am to 1:00pm, and 2:00pm to 5:00pm during the full term. There is no admittance allowed 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time. The Library is not open on Sundays or regular holidays.
Resources at Pendlebury Library of Music
In addition to its collections the Pendlebury Library of Music has a range of multimedia equipment available for use. The library contains an audio room with places to listen to collected recordings. It is also equipped with DIY copying and printing machinery for sound recordings. A digital microfilm reader/scanner for the facsimile collection is free to use.
Research at Pendlebury Library of Music
Those not affiliated with the University of Cambridge seeking to utilize the Library’s many resources must make a formal, written request. It is recommended that the request be made well in advance to the intended visit date. The Pendlebury Library of Music address and contact information is listed below.
Pendlebury Library of Music
11 West Road
tel: 00 44 (0)1223 335182
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