The Whittaker Library contains one of the most comprehensive collections of performance materials for music, dance, drama, production and film in the UK and internationally. The Whittaker Library is named after Dr William Gillies Whittaker, the first principal of the Scottish National Academy of Music (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
Our collections offer a mix of print and electronic content and it’s all searchable via our Library Discovery Service.
The Library is currently open
Monday to Friday 9-5pm
Mon to Thurs – 9am to 8.30pm; Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 4pm
Sunday – 11am to 3pm
Winter & Spring Break
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
We offer access to thousands of e-resources via our Catalogue for E-Books, and thousands of additional e-resources via Catalogue Plus. You can also check out our E-resource database listing and our E-journal titles.
If you have any Library-related questions, please email email@example.com
Stay in touch with the library
Chat with a Librarian – RCS staff and students can make an appointment to speak to one of our librarians
- Library Blog :Whittaker Live!
- Library Twitter :Whittaker Library
- Library Instagram :rcs_whittakerlib
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library is committed to counter contemporary and historic racism and inequality in our collections. We will endeavour to build inclusive collections, reflective of the global performing artist talent pool, and the RCS stance on anti-racism and injustice. We welcome your comments and contributions to this work.