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Library Collection

The Academy Libraries, which includes the Academy Library and the Music Library at Wanchai Campus as well as the Film and Television Library at Bethanie Campus, has dedicated specialist collections of over 300,000 items on various disciplines of the performing arts, theatre and entertainment arts, film and television, as well as liberal arts, and language studies. They provide effective and important resources in support of teaching, learning and research at the Academy.

Print & Physical Collection

As of June 2020, the Library offers a total collection of over 27,000 volumes of Chinese books, nearly 53,500 volumes of books in English or other languages, 30,000 music scores and parts, 46,200 audio-visual items, 331 active printed journal titles.

Electronic Collection

The Electronic Collection has been developed to allow information access anytime anywhere beyond the physical boundary.  As of June 2020, the Library offers access to over 44,500 electronic plays, 28,400 electronic books, 56,500 electronic scores, 6,100 electronic journal titles, 79 reference and aggregator databases, 900 computer files on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM, 15,600 electronic videos and 152,000 music albums with the subscription to Naxos Music Library Online.

Academy Archives
The Academy Libraries has been collecting publications of the Academy and works created and/or performed by the staff and students of the Academy in the process of teaching and learning. The purpose is to preserve creative experiments of different generations of staff and students and their end products for future scholars and practitioners.

Materials collected include programme diaries, production files and video-recordings of performances and thesis of Master students and materials from local performing arts group.

With the emergence of digital technologies, the Academy Libraries collects more and more digital content and users demand more and more information through the Internet. The Academy Libraries has launched the Digital Performing Arts Repository (DPAR) since 2013 to accommodate the digital born content and the digitized information for users to access information around the clock.  The Repository now contains more than 25,000 digital files.

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