Music Library

A resource for the whole community

A library of over 60,000 titles is maintained at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for the use of faculty, students, staff, visiting instructors, and the general public. Resources include music for all instruments, reference materials, and books on music, including biographies, theory, and history.

Students can also print documents for $0.15 per page.

Music Library Catalogue

New! Plan ahead for your visit and reserve your materials online.

Please note: The online catalog is not yet complete. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact the Librarian and your materials will be set aside for you.

See Library Catalogue

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Postsecondary Students

Please see the following link for your Camosun Library Research Guide.

See Research Guide

Late Fees

The fee for overdue Conservatory library materials is $0.20 per day. Please remember to renew or return items on or before due dates to avoid any late fees. Due date information is available in the checkout confirmation email.

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The Library is home to the Victoria Conservatory of Music Archives which houses institutional information and historical records of our organization, including photos, documents, manuscripts, and items of interest.

Shown: A photo from the Alix Goolden Performance Hall Opening Gala in September 1998.

Research Assistance

If you are unable to visit our location, or if you have an interest in materials that cannot leave the library, our staff can search for the information you need.

For scans and photocopies, including items from the archives and items designated as being for reference only, the cost is $20/hour (plus $0.15 per page for photocopies).

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Instrument Lending

Two instruments, a soprano ukulele and a child-sized guitar, are available for students, faculty and staff to borrow. They cannot be taken off-site but can be borrowed for a few minutes up to a day (with return required by library closing) for use in lessons, solo practice, jamming with friends, or just to try a new instrument. The librarian is happy to help you learn how to tune up, however, if you would like more advice on how to prepare or play please see the reception and registration desk to be connected with one of our instructors.


The Victoria Conservatory of Music Library is located at 900 Johnson Street in Room 113. Hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, closed from 1:30-2:00pm for lunch. Please see posted notices or contact the Front Desk (250.386.5311) for unexpected closures.

Robin Belcher, Librarian | 250.386.5311 ext. 1130

Thank you for thinking of us, but the library is not currently accepting donations.

Summer Hours

July 1 – August 31, 2024
9:00am-7:00pm, Monday to Thursday

The library will be CLOSED June 10-21, 2024