The library of the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels specialises in music. The collection consists primarily of music scores, publications about music, recordings and also iconographic documents. It is also the largest lending library for scores in Belgium.
The library's collection focuses primarily on musical practice, performance and artistic research. The collection is aimed at students, teachers, musicians, musicologists, researchers and others interested in music.
The library is also home to a vast collection of exceptional importance for music heritage which is known and renowned throughout the world, with collections of German, French and Italian music from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It also has a great collection of information about Belgian music, and the history of music in Belgium, and also holds in its collection works by numerous Belgian composers.
This library houses one of the most important collections of music in Belgium. It is managed as a collaboration between the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and Belspo.
Michel Van Lamperen 1858-1886
Louis De Casembroodt 1886-1894
Alfred Wotquenne 1894-1918
Charles Van den Borren 1919-1941
Suzanne Clercx 1941-1949
August Corbett 1949-1951
Albert Vanderlinden 1951-1977
Paul Raspé 1977-2007
Olivia Wahnon de Oliveira 2008 -