Joining and Reserving Music
Based at Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery in Foregate Street the Worcestershire Music Library is now run in partnership by Elgar School of Music and Worcestershire County Council. It has one of the Largest Collections of Vocal Scores, band, chamber and Orchestral music in the Country. It covers a wide range of music from carols to operas and from simple orchestral arrangements for schools to symphonies.
When you have joined the music library you are able to request music by completing the online Music Borrower Application form.
If you do not have email access you may contact Worcester Music Library via the Hub on 01905 822722 or visit your local library who will complete the form on your behalf.
The usual notice required to borrow a music set is one month. All requests are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, but the more notice you can give us the better.
Worcestershire music library items are not reservable online. They are listed as vocal set or orch set on the catalogue.
If works are not available from the Music Library Collection we may be able to give you details of other sources and possible locations from where you can obtain it.
All groups using music from the County Music Collection for a public performance are asked to mention this in their programmes.
There is no restriction, within reason, on the number of works, which may be borrowed at any one time.
The normal loan period is three months. Sets can be loaned for longer periods if advance notification is given but additional hire charges will be incurred. Borrowers are requested to return the works complete to ensure future borrowers speedy access to the service; there are overdue charges if items are not returned on time.