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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Group membership and charges

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

You can apply at any Hampshire library.

Group membership £20 per year

Vocal score and orchestral sets are charged per calendar month or part month.

Hire charges for vocal scores are calculated per set of up to 20 copies.

See hire charges for music sets

  • For 20 vocal scores
  • £5
  • available in sets of up to 120 copies
  • For orchestral sets
  • £10

Find the set you would like to borrow

Request to borrow a music set

Vocal scores and Orchestral sets can be requested using the online form or in person at the library where you registered.

Vocal scores can be requested up to a maximum of 120 scores.

The maximum loan period is 9 months.

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

Groups can hire up to 5 titles at a time.

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

Sets not held in Hampshire stock may also be requested.

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.