music libraries

Surrey Performing Arts Library consultation deadline extended

Surrey Performing Arts Library (SPAL), currently based on the Denbigh Estate in Dorking, is one of the two largest collections of music sets in pub

Call to respond to the Surrey Performing Arts Library Consultation

Surrey County Council are consulting on the future of the very large and locally as well as nationally significant Surrey Perform

Former Yorkshire Music Library relaunches

Everyone’s heart sank when, for the second time in five years, the great collection of music scores known as the Yorkshire Music

Bacc for the Future campaign Parliamentary debate: what happened and what now?

After over 100,000 music makers and supporters signed an official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE

Music libraries – good and bad news

Yorkshire Music Library’s new home; Norfolk Music Sets Service one year reprieve; Nottingham powering on; and what’s happening in West Sussex, and Stockport, too

Yorkshire Music Library saved (once again!)

After the creation of the Yorkshire Music Library (under social enterprise Fresh Horizons) in 2012, the vast collection of over 300,000 musical sco

Music libraries campaigns update and Yorkshire Music Library news

Local authorities are implementing cuts of unprecendented scale for the financial years 2016/7 and music libraries continue to be targets. Find out how we're fighting back.

Browse the Kirby Collection of sheet music sets

The Kirby Collection of printed music sets is available for use by groups in Surrey and the rest of the UK thanks to a generous legacy from Alan and Ethel Kirby.

Birmingham music library: back up and running!

Last year, many members wrote to and emailed Birmingham City Council when, as part of their budget consultations, they were proposing closing down the music library altogether. This at a time when the service had just moved into the brand new library building and was able to offer users fantastic – and as I saw for myself: much used – facilities, including for listening and playing.

New Nottingham Performing Arts Library service launches

January 15 sees the official launch of the new Nottingham Performing Arts Library service which will encompass users from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as well as from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.