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Research databases for music, dance and the performing arts.
About the Library
WH Bell Music Library is the first completely self-contained, functionally-designed music library in Africa and serves the South African College of Music and the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies.
History of WH Bell Music Library
The WH Bell Music Library at the University of Cape Town is named after William Henry Bell, English composer, conductor & lecturer who came to South Africa in 1912 to steer the South African College of Music. The Music Library was opened on 1st August 1943, "...the first completely self-contained, functionally-designed music library in Africa". Learn more