Music score sets

Music scores and performance sets are available for loan

Music scores are available singly as a standard book loan. In addition, Hampshire also offers performance sets - vocal scores, libretti and orchestral sets.

These sets are available to any group providing they can collect and return sets at a Hampshire County Council library.

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Music Set group membership

Before you can borrow a music set you must sign up for group membership.

You can apply at any Hampshire library.

Group membership costs £20 per year.

Charges for borrowing a music set

£12.50 for 20 vocal scores available in sets of up to 120 copies.

£25 for an orchestral set.

The hire charge covers a loan period of up to 6 months. If a longer loan period is required, the hire charge is applied again. The maximum loan period is 9 months.

Find the set you would like to borrow

Browse vocal scores

Browse orchestral sets

You can also request titles not held in Hampshire stock as we have access to music collections of other library authorities and academic institutions throughout the country.

Request to borrow a music set

Sets can be booked using the online form or in person at the library you registered at.

Groups can borrow up to 5 sets at a time.

Sets can be ordered up to 12 months in advance. Early booking is advisable as some sets are very popular. Please allow at least one month's notice when ordering a set.

The responsibility lies with your group to ensure you comply with copyright and performing rights legislation.

Request a music set

Returning sets

The complete set must be returned by the end of the loan period.

Overdue charges apply to individual copies/parts that are not returned.

Groups must replace missing copies/parts within one month.