The Orpheus Institute keeps its own specialized and discipline-specific library which favours works in performance-oriented, music-theoretical, aesthetic and (artistic) philosophical areas.

The library catalogue currently contains about 8 000 books, scores and CDs.

The Orpheus library collection contains publications on themes as musical practice, execution of music, creativity, experiment, philosophy and aesthetics. The library also houses a collection of specialised journals, CDs and scores. And of course, all publications of the Orpheus Institute, its researchers and graduate students are kept in the collection.

Search the library online

The library catalogue of the Orpheus Institute can be consulted via the BIDOC Search Engine.

The online catalogue shows whether the item is available or not. Although none of the items (books, journals, DVDs, CDs, scores, etc.) are lendable, they might be in use by one of the researchers.

Orpheus library

The library also has two special collections:

Fonds Johan Huys

The ‘Fonds Johan Huys’ is a donation from Johan Huys, chair of the board of governors of the Orpheus Institute and former principal of the Ghent Conservatory. As an organ player Johan Huys developed a specific interest in music and literature from the 18th and 19th century. The collection contains a number of original reference books from this period.

Fonds Gerard Corver

The ‘Fonds Gerard Corver’ is the legacy of philosopher Gerard Corver. Gerard Corver (1929-2009) was professor Philosophy at the University of Groningen. His main fields of expertise were philosophical anthropology, phenomenology and art history, with a personal interest for Kant, Cassirer and Adorno. During his life, he has gathered a significant collection of works on art philosophy and psychology. Over 750 books are now to be consulted in the Orpheus Institute library.

Visit the library

Korte Meer 12, 9000 Ghent

Mon-Thu: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00
Fri: 10:00-13:00
Sat, Sun and official holidays: closed

Library materials can be consulted onsite only.  

Contact: Kathleen Snyers