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Links to resources available to Community Music


This page provides details of resource that are available to students at Community Music.  

Login help for e-resources

Enter your username and password into the University of Westminster branded log on box (as shown below):

Access to libraries

Community Music students can normally access any library within the University of Westminster to study or to borrow books.  Books can be transferred from the Harrow site (where most of the music books are held) to a site where it may be more convenient.  We have sites on Marylebone Road, New Cavendish Street, Little Titchfield Street, and next to Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. 

Please note.  Because of the current situation, study spaces have to be booked in advanced and there is no direct access to the book collection.  However, we do have a click and collect service.  Further information, including the location of our libraries, is available on the library website:

To view what is available, you should sign in to our search interface at

Subscription services

These subscription databases are available until September 2021 and will be reviewed at that time. 


Access to magazines and newspapers. Includes Mojo, Rolling Stone, Sound & Vision, Computer Music, Future Music, Kerang! and other titles

This invaluable digital library for global popular music brings together leading scholarship and interactive tools to hit the right note for research and learning. It is an ideal resource for students and academics across disciplines including music, ethnomusicology, the performing arts, media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.

Public libraries

Westminster City Council Library Service is well worth joining, as they have some good electronic resources many of which you can access remotely.  There is access to eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and eAudiobooks.  They also have several libraries across the borough, and you do not have to live in the borough to join.  You can join online here.

You could also look to see what is available in other borough libraries (e.g. Tower Hamlets libraries has many eresources).

Online collections

  • Google Books has extensive previews of some texts submitted by publishers to promote their content, including recent texts. 
  • The Internet Archive and related Open Library can be good for older material for arts subjects.
  • Apple books provides free extracts or purchase
  • Google Play provides free extracts, purchase or rental of books
  • Kindle provides free extracts of most of academic books available on Kindle (you can read them on the Kindle app, even if you don't have a Kindle device)