Music and drama collections

The library service has an extensive collection of material for choirs, orchestras and drama societies, all available on special loan. Even if we do not have what you want, we may be able to obtain it for you.

A selection of stock from our music and drama collections is available to browse at Lostock Hall Library.  Anyone is welcome to look at the collections but you must be a member of a music or drama society registered with us to take items out on loan. 

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Register your group or society.

If your group rehearses and performs in Lancashire county you are eligible to sign up with us and borrow sets of music and drama from this special collection.

Each society nominates an individual to take responsibility for materials loaned to the society. They then complete the online registration form. Any communication from the library to the society will be directed to that named representative.

If your society is already registered but any details have changed please complete the change of details form.

Request a set

Complete one of these online request forms:

You will need your society's membership card number. We require at least four weeks notice to enable us to source your item. If you are requesting music, please quote if a specific arrangement, edition, translation or language is required.

We will make every reasonable effort to supply the material you require from our own stocks or those of other library authorities in the UK. However, we cannot guarantee to be able to supply.

Some sets are only available on hire from the publishers. Because of the high cost of obtaining material from these organisations we are unable to borrow the material on your behalf. You should therefore approach the hiring agent directly.


We do not charge to conduct a search for your material. A charge will only be made when a set is supplied. Please note there are no exemptions to these charges.

With effect from 1 December 2015:

  • 1 Playset: £10
  • 3 One-act Play Sets: £10 (This offer only applies to one-act play sets currently held in stock)
  • 1 Orchestral Set: £60
  • Vocal Sets: up to 40 Vocal Scores of the same title: £30 (Further copies will be charged at the same rate per 40 or part of, eg 50 copies = £60)
  • Shorter Vocal Sets: up to 40 shorter vocal scores of the same title: £10 (further copies will be charged at the same rate per 40 or part of, eg. 50 copies = £20)

A replacement charge will be payable by the Society/Group if material is lost or damaged.