The collection mainly consists of recordings of Western classical music, but there are also smaller collections of jazz, popular music, non-Western music, sound effects and off-air radio recordings. There are audio books available from the help desk. Listening and recording facilities are available and most items are available for loan. There is a collection of audiocassettes which includes Audio Arts collections, radio programmes and audio books. There are also music cassettes kept in the School Practice Collection on the 1st floor.