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Locating Music and Drama

Resources and information regarding music and drama material are available on the following sites:

  • The Encore Catalogue of Performance Music Sets
  • IAML (UK & Ireland) Resources
    IAML is the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres and exists to represent and promote the interests of music librarians and libraries, music-related archives and music information providers. IAML (UK & Ireland) also administer the Cecilia database, which provides information on music collections in archives, libraries and museums across the British Isles.
  • The National Library of Scotland has some useful resources here: http://www.nls.uk/collections/music/subject-info 
  •  Fresh Horizonsí Yorkshire Music Library holds collections of music formerly at the Wakefield Music and drama library.
  • Drama sets can be searched for at the Leeds Drama library
  • Individual music scores: UnityUK and the British Library include information on individual scores and scripts (as opposed to sets).

Speculative requests:
For music interlending, speculative requests / related enquiries can be posted on the lis-IAML mailing list, see: http://www.iaml.info/en/publications/iaml-l 

'Back to basics: music interlending'
Presentation given at FIL's Interlend 2013 conference by Helen Bader, Assistant Librarian at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama:
http://www.forumforinterlending.org.uk/interlend-2013-presentations

Please contact your regional representative if you would like to suggest additional resources to be made to this section.

Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014