The Whittaker Library contains one of the most comprehensive collections of performance materials for music, dance, drama, production and screen in the UK and internationally.
All staff and students are members and we are open to the public for reference purposes. Extra-mural membership on payment of an annual fee is available to graduates of the Royal Conservatoire.
The library opening hours are:
During Trimester (T1 & T2)
Mon to Thurs – 8.45am to 8.30pm
Friday – 8.45am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 4pm
Sunday – 11am to 3pm
Winter & Spring Break and Summer T3
Mon to Fri – 9am to 5pm
Opening times do occasionally vary and if you are planning to make a journey to visit us it is advisable to call first.
The Library is a member of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) and the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and we collaborate in a number of national projects and are signatories of the Scottish Collections Policy.
The Library has made access a priority and you can view our Access Statement here
Please note IT facilities are not available to the public.
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Access to other libraries
All students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland also have reference access at every other university library in Scotland. This includes the libraries at the following universities:
Aberdeen; Abertay; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Glasgow Caledonian; Glasgow School of Art; Heriot Watt; Edinburgh Napier; Queen Margaret; Robert Gordon; UHI; St. Andrews; Stirling; Strathclyde; University of the West of Scotland.
NB. Students will need to produce their RCS matric cards in order to gain access
Students also have reference access at all the public libraries in Scotland including the Mitchell in Glasgow.
We also participate in the SCONUL Access Scheme which allows limited borrowing to staff and post graduate students, to other UK libraries
Please contact Karen McAulay if you have any special requirements during your visit.