Welcome to the Priscilla Evans Early Music Library.

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The Early Music Society library is located off the recital hall on the second floor in the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts (MCPA), 6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax.

The Library Catalogue is available for viewing or download (pdf) here. Copies may also be ordered in print form for $5 each.

A sub-catalogue of music for viola da gamba is available for viewing or download (pdf) here. Note that the music is listed by increasing complexity of parts, so the list repeats alphabetically several times.

Library Policy

Hours: By appointment.

Access: The library is open to EMS members and Maritime Conservatory staff. Members and staff call MCPA main desk (423-6995) to arrange access. Non-members contact the librarian, Anja Pearre at apearre@gmail.com or 422-7879. Some restrictions will apply. The MCPA main desk will require you to sign for the library key. Please show your EMS membership card when you arrive.

Loan period: Six weeks

Number of items: 5

Renewals: Can be renewed once if not in demand.

Reserves: No reserves

Out of town borrowers: Open to anyone in Nova Scotia. Items may be returned by mail to Early Music Society Library, c/o MCPA, 6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 1K7.

Photocopies: It is prohibited to photocopy print music.

General: Music is organized into boxes containing solo material, duets, trios, trio sonatas, etc. Much of this is for recorders in various combinations. You may search these boxes for whatever music is useful to you. Procedures for signing this out are posted in the library itself. Returns should be handed in at the MCPA main desk.