The Library has over 15,000 recordings available from a wide variety of genres for both students and staff to use. CDs and DVDs are available for loan. (For information on loan allowances please see the Borrowing items from the Library guide.)
The Library also has a collection of videos and LPs available for use in the Library.
The library has a listening/viewing area equipped with CD and record players, mini-disc and cassette recorders, and equipment for watching DVDs and Videos. Listening stations allow access to online audio-visual resources including Naxos Music Library, Naxos Jazz Library and Spotify (via your own account).
The Library makes recordings of various off-air performances including BBC Proms, Cardiff Singer of the World, Stephen Fry on Wagner and many more. All of these DVDs can also be borrowed.
The Library holds the collection of archive recordings of College performances dating from the College’s inception in 1973 to the present day. The collection is for use in the Library only, but copies can be made using the Library’s recording facilities. Please ask at the Library counter for a recording (blank CDs and DVDs are available for purchase). You can search for recordings via Moodle.
Owing to copyright restrictions it is not possible to copy commercial sound recordings, DVDs or off-air recordings. Recording facilities are only available for making copies of College performances.
Naxos Music Library/ Naxos Video Library/ Naxos Jazz
Naxos Music Library is an online classical music library and enable you to access thousands of tracks from classical, jazz and world music. Naxos Video Library holds over 1200 videos of operas, ballets and more, all available for you to watch. All of these resources can be accessed on and offsite via the links on the Library pages of RNCM Moodle.