The Faculty of Music Library was founded following the opening of the Music Academy in 1937 and pertains to the category of specialized university level libraries. It is a member of the Association of university libraries in Serbia and the International Association of Music Libraries – IAML. The Faculty of Music Library holds the largest music collection in the region and is the richest specialized library of its kind in Serbia, based on the vastness (over 114000 units) and value of the materials it contains.
The library fund includes a rich collection of music scores and music literature essential both for teaching purposes, as well as the artistic work and research of students and teachers alike.
The primary fund of the Faculty of Music Library includes around 85 000 copies of sheet music material (musicalia), together with approximately 15 000 copies of monograph publications and about 80 titles of serial publications. Additionally, it holds bachelor, master and PhD thesis defended at the Faculty. The phono-library consists of 9 000 records and 1700 CDs, audiocassettes, tapes and CD ROMs.
The Faculty of Music Library holds collections valuable for the research of Serbian music history. These particularly include Collection of Old and Rare books, as well as complete personal libraries of prominent Serbian composers (Milenko Živković, Miloje Milojević, Josip Slavenski, Petar Stojanović), conductors and performers (Borislav Pašćan, Dušan Skovran, Nikola Cvejić, Marina Olenjina, and others). Moreover, Vladimir Đorđević’s Legacy is one of the richest and most significant personal libraries, including mostly old and rare music editions. These special collections are kept separately from the primary fund and are available only for the work in the library.
The Library funds can be searched in the paper catalogue at the Faculty of Music or online, via e-catalogue COBISS.
E-catalogue, created in 2006, includes all the publications procured from that year onwards, while the earlier acquisitions are entered gradually.
The manual for the use of the e-catalogue is available on the Library YouTube channel.
Grove Music Online and OXFORD Bibliographies online are two databases of the same editor, available without login from all computers inside the Faculty of Music, at the website www.oxfordmusiconline.
Medici TV is a classical music channel, available via link connect.liblynx.com In the user login field, the number of the user’s library card should be entered.
NAXOS Music Online is the audio database of the most prominent labels in classical music. It is open for access for the Library users at the following link.
Login data are available at the Library. When logged-in, you can open a personal account and form and save playlists according to your preferences.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature – bibliography database with abstracts. Username and password for access are available in the Library on demand.
Library users can search the following databases from the computers in the Library’s reading room, via university network:
– KoBSON – database with a vast number of music journals and books in full text:
University employers and Ministry of education, science and technological development scholarship holders can access KoBSON service and databases remotely, upon filling in the following License request and sending it to: email@example.com
We would also like to recommend the following e-databases with free access, for free music scores download of various genres:
– www.sv-djordje.org (Serbian Church Music)
Special collections, legacies and personal libraries of distinguished are kept separately from the primary fund and are available only for the work in the Library’s Reading room. The databases are searchable in separate paper catalogues.
However, these special collections were the subject of several projects done by the Faculty of Music Library in 2011-2015, co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. These projects included creation of e-catalogues, scanning and conservation of the publications kept in the following four special collections:
– Old and Rare Books Collection
– Complete personal library of Vladimir Djordjević
– Complete personal library of Petar Stojanović
– Complete personal library of Miloje Milojević
Digital exhibition Music that Waged War includes selected printed publications and manuscripts from the holdings of the Faculty of Music Library, representing a significant testament on the First World War. This exhibition recounts a “parallel” history of the Great War, revealing spiritual endeavors in the “times of death”, completing and coloring in richer colors in that manner, history represented by dates, events and numbers.
Most of the publications at the exhibition are publicly presented for the first time, or it is the first time they are put forward in the war history context. Scores, books and manuscripts are originally part of the various collections in the Faculty of Music Library: personal libraries of Dragutin Pokorni, Vladimir Djordjević, Miloje Milojević, Mara Stefanović and Old and Rare Books Collection.
using the faculty of music library
Users can work in the Reading rooms or borrow the publications according to the Library Rulebook.
Along with Faculty of Music students and employees, Library can be used by other interested parties by paying the free (payment form), in compliance with the Price list.
The Library fund is searchable through COBISS online catalogue. By browsing the catalogue, the user enters the signature of the requested publication on the reverse and submits it in the Library.
The Reading room is equipped with computers and audio with internet access.
Monday – Friday: 9–18 h
Saturday: 9–13 h
Changes in the work process in the time of pandemic:
Users are kindly asked to pre-order all the publications at: firstname.lastname@example.org or through personal COBISS accounts
Head of Library:
Radmila Milinković, senior librarian
Igor Radeta, PhD, academic librarian
Olga Otašević, academic librarian
Zvezdana Marić, academic librarian
Dragana Stefanović, academic librarian
Ana Marija Petrović, librarian
Andrija Božović, academic librarian
David Tesla, librarian
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