Library

RNCM Library

The RNCM Library supports the work of the College in teaching, learning, performance and research through the timely provision to students and staff of appropriate resources in printed, audio, video and online formats.

Library Facilities

  • 24 student IT workstations which provide facilities for word processing, access to the Internet, e-mail and Sibelius software
  • 5 workstations with dedicated access to the Library’s online catalogue listening stations
  • A viewing room for watching a large collection of DVDs and videos
  • Remote online access to the Library catalogue
  • Self-service photocopying, printing and binding
  • A scanner, colour laser printer and digital microform reader

Summer Holiday Opening Hours

Monday July 10 – Sunday July 30   Monday – Friday:  10am-1pm; 2pm-4.30pm
 Saturday & Sunday:  Closed
 Monday July 31 – Sunday September 3 *  Monday – Friday:  Morning: Closed / 2pm-4.30pm: Open
 Saturday & Sunday:  Closed
 *Monday August 28: Bank Holiday: CLOSED
 Monday September 4 – Sunday September 17   Monday – Friday:  10am-1pm; 2pm-4.30pm
 Saturday & Sunday:  Closed
 Monday September 18 – Sunday September 24: INDUCTION WEEK  Monday – Friday:  9am – 5pm
   Saturday:  9am – 1pm
 Sunday:  Closed

Term Time Opening Hours 

Normal term time hours resume on Monday September 25

Monday – Thursday:   9am – 7pm
Friday:  9.30am – 5pm
Saturday:  9am – 1pm
 Sunday:  CLOSED

Afternoon opening during August is subject to staff availability – you are advised to phone in advance if you are making a special journey to visit the Library (0161 907 5243)

Please note: online resources are still available while the Library is closed using the links on Moodle, or your Athens login.

All opening times are subject to staff availability and the Library reserves the right to close if necessary. You are advised to phone in advance if you are making a special journey to visit the Library (0161 907 5243).

Find Us

The RNCM Library is situated on the ground floor of the College building, to the left of the main entrance on Booth Street West.

Library Links and More

The Library co-operates with other libraries, particularly in the Manchester area. It is a member of the Manchester and Salford Music Librarians’ Group and The North West Academic Libraries (NoWAL).

The Library is also a member of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) and staff actively participate in IAML (UK & Irl).

The Library provides a number of ways of accessing information in addition to this site. The RNCM Library Facebook page has news and links to our online resources. The RNCM Library Netvibes page has blogs and podcasts gathered from across the internet.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) provides a general right of access to information held by public bodies, including colleges and universities, subject to certain exemptions; this is to promote openness and accountability.

To promote public awareness of our activities a lot of information is available through the College Information Guide, which can be downloaded on the left hand side of this page, along with our Freedom of Information policy. If the information you are looking for is not accessible you can request it in a different format. Please contact the Archivist/Records Manager for further information.

Make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.