CYM Library - Community & Youth Music Library

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Community & Youth Music Library - A National Resource

music librarian on ladder

CYM Library and Covid-19: Updated 26/2/21

We are relieved to announce that we are now back to a functioning office – not quite fully, as we are still without our own phone, so please contact us only by email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We are not yet able to work normal hours, so it is advisable to email us if you want to return or collect music in person. We are happy to take reservations and bookings (please give us plenty of notice), and we are always ready to help with programme planning, sourcing and any other queries you may have.

For those of you who wish to return music by post/courier, please be aware that the main library is only open for Click and Collect appointments and couriers need to be made aware that there is a notice with a telephone number for access if there are no staff at the door. We therefore ask that, regardless of the labelling requirements of the courier company, you also ensure the parcel has a large label with this wording:

Peter Smith                                        TO OBTAIN ENTRY SEE NOTICE

CYM Library                                       ON LIBRARY FRONT DOOR

c/o Hornsey Library                          & PHONE 020 8489 1422

Haringey Park

London N8 9JA

With best wishes, 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.