CYM Library - Community & Youth Music Library

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Community & Youth Music Library - A National Resource

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CYM Library and Covid-19: Updated 11/8/20

CYM Library staff are now working from home.  Email is our sole means of communication at present and any emails received are dealt with daily.  Please do not leave messages on the CYM Library answerphone as it is not working.  Hornsey Library, where we have our office, is closed and is unlikely to reopen until sometime in August.  We cannot receive music, so please do not send any music back to us for the moment.  We are still accepting reservations and we are able to send music out - our full catalogue is on our website.  We will be in touch as soon as we have any further information.  We send good wishes to all choirs and orchestras/bands and trust you all keep well.  Peter and Ceri.

Welcome to the Community & Youth Music Library, a very large collection of vocal scores and instrumental parts, from which, for a small hire charge, you can borrow music for your choir, orchestra or wind band.

We lend sets of scores to schools, choirs, amateur orchestras, opera groups and bands throughout the UK and even farther afield.

We're located at the London Borough of Haringey's Hornsey Library, but the scores are usually sent by post.

The sections of the Library that are used most are about 600 multiple-copy sets of major choral and stage works, 750 sets of orchestral parts and 1000 wind band sets. Together these cover a very large part of the standard orchestral and choral classical music repertoire and a wide selection of concert band music. But we also hold large stocks of part-songs and other smaller choral works.

You can browse our catalogues of choral, orchestral and band music on this website. Or you can contact us by telephone (0203 602 5214) or, better still, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell us what you're looking for.

The Community & Youth Music Library is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England – no. 6565945 – and is also a registered charity, no. 1138705.