music libraries

How and where to source music

This guidance is aimed at providing all the information you need to act as your group's librarian - from sourcing music to dealing with copyright.

Success for campaigners as Bristol music collection stays in the city

Bristol’s collection of over 1,200 music sets and scores will stay in the city after an agreement was reached between Bristol Mus

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.