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How to book

  1. Select your start time from the table. The default duration for study room booking is one hour, but you may make bookings from 30 minutes up to 120 minutes.
  2. Select your end time by clicking on the next squares in the table or by using the dropdown below the table. Your time block will appear yellow in the table.
  3. Submit to reserve your time.
  4. Confirm your booking details, enter your NSID and select Submit my booking to save.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation and you can check your bookings in PAWS.

Cancel bookings through the Book a Library Study Room PAWS channel or the link in your confirmation email.

  • The Composition Studio is NOT a Study Room and cannot be booked as such.
  • The Composition Studio is for the purposes of working on music projects only.
  • See our website for more information about the Composition Studio.

The Composition Studio in the Education & Music Library 

The Composition Studio brings together hardware, software and sample instrument libraries. This provides a multitude of creative options to users who want to compose, orchestrate, create scores and parts or render instrumental recordings with a high degree of realism. This collaborative space hosts a variety of music hardware and software tools:


  • Mac mini & 32 in monitor 
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 88-note Controller Keyboard 
  • Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MK2 – USB audio interface 
  • Korg nanoKONTROL2 – midi controller 
  • Studio headphones (2 pairs, extra pair for collaborator)  – Sony MDR-7506, AKG Pro K245 


  • Digital Audio Workstations (DAW): Logic Pro X, Cubase 11 
  • Notation Software: Finale, Sibelius, Dorico 

For more information about the Composition Suite, including instrument sample libraries, see our information guide.

Note: Projects must be stored on the user’s own portable storage device.

Booking Guidelines

  • The Composition Studio is NOT to be booked as a Study Room
  • each booking may be 30 minutes (minimum) to 3 hours (maximum)
  • 9 hours/week maximum may be booked by an individual
  • bookings may be made up to two weeks in advance

Questions? Contact David Bindle.

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