*** The Cooper Smith Music Library Collection is currently closed because it is in the process of moving to another location within the district. It is expected that the library will reopen sometime in February 2019. ***
Growing Music Throughout Our Community
Supported by the Administration and Board of Education of Greater Victoria School District #61, music teacher volunteers, and members of their families , as pictured above, work together with Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 947 and Local 382 to preserve and manage this valuable resource for future generations of music teachers and their students.
The Cooper Smith Music Library Collection (CSMLC) holds over 9,000 sets of choral works, vocal and instrumental jazz charts, musicals, string orchestra selections, and pedagogical resources for ukulele, recorder, general music at all levels, conducting, music theory, world music, and music history.
It houses a large inventory of string instruments available for rent, two pianos, a computer work station, a synthesizer and a recording studio. It is a district library system, which saves money and advances both the implementation of comprehensive music programs taught by music specialists in the city’s schools, and by extension, the broader musical life of the whole musical community.
The library opened in 2003 and was initially limited to octavos for concert choirs. It has expanded steadily over the years and was formally named after its founders in the fall of 2013.
Fridays 12 – 4 p.m.
Tues – Wed- Thurs 3-5 p.m.
Not Usually Open on Pro-D Days
In the basement of S.J. Willis Secondary School, 923 Topaz Ave., Victoria.
To access the listings from a district computer go to X:\Cooper Smith Music Library
|In 2016 the founders, Eileen Cooper and Bonnie Smith, activated The Cooper Smith Music Library Collection Fund (The Fund) within the Victoria Foundation to provide financial support to the Library in perpetuity and to honour and recognize the partnership between the CSMLC and the supporters mentioned above.|
To make a donation to the Victoria Foundation for the Cooper Smith Music Library Collection Fund.