The Library offers access to extensive online and physical music resources, a varied study environment and a range of tailored support to help in the Conservatoires mission in developing industry-relevant, creative and ambitious musicians and entrepreneurs.
In 2017, Leeds College of Music set out to move their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their students, and opening up their impressive facilities to the public.
DarntonB3 Architecture worked with Leeds College of Music to devise and deliver a bespoke learning environment focused on enhancing the already exceptional student experience delivered at the conservatoire. Building on the successful working relationship developed during the realisation of the 2015 regional RIBA award-winning new entrance at Leeds College of Music’s Quarry Hill campus, the team have collaborated to create a dynamic design that represents the ethos and aspirations of the conservatoire.
The new library houses Leeds College of Music’s huge vinyl archive and music collection, which includes over 30,000 items of printed music, 11,000 CDs, 700 DVDs and 9,000 LPs, as well as around 8,000 books. The two-storey development also contains student learning spaces, staff offices, quiet and meeting rooms and I.T. and communications facilities.