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.
UPDATE: The Whittaker Library will be reopening for student solo study, from 20th September 2021. Access will be bookable via Asimut. We can’t wait to welcome you back!
The Library Space is currently closed, but we still are offering full access to thousands of e-resources
Additionally, access to our physical collections is available via our click and collect service.
If you have any Library-related questions during this time, 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
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.