Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts, Trinity Laban

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Jerwood Library

About the library

The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts is one of the jewels in Trinity Laban's crown. The collection contains over 100,000 items, predominantly sheet music and scores, along with a large collection of sound recordings and books about music. The library's varied special collections and archives include manuscript music, archives relating to the former Trinity College of Music, and rare printed music dating from the early eighteenth century. Light music is a particular strength, from eighteenth century catches and glees to early twentieth-century popular song and film scores.

The local library catalogue is available online.

The Jerwood Library also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of the Jerwood Library's records in Library Hub Discover here.