About the Philip Richardson Library
The Philip Richardson Library houses one of the largest specialist dance collections in the UK. We welcome visitors from around the world as well as RAD members, friends, students and staff.
The open access collections include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, conference proceedings, resource packs and Benesh Movement Notation Scores. The dance collection is supplemented by resources in the related fields of pedagogy, music, anatomy and physiology.
Materials in the archives and special collections include rare books, theatre programmes, photographs, costume designs, pictures and artefacts, as well as audio-visual materials and paper-based documents and correspondence.