The Academy Library is located on the Ground Floor of the Academy Block; and is the focal point of user activities due to its central and convenient location. It was opened in 1986 with a collection of about 25,000 items. Many of the items were from notable donations: the HK Conservatory of Music, the Ernest Read Orchestral Collection, the Lady Kotewall Collection and the Leathlean Collection of phonodiscs. Since its inception, the Library has built up a sizeable collection of performing scores, plays, motion pictures, audio recordings and videos.
Film and Television Library
The Film and Television Library, a compact branch library, was opened in September 2007 to serve the Bethanie Campus.
The Music Library, a closed stack library, houses collections of performance scores including the unique Ernest Read Orchestral Collection.