Isle of Wight Council

Specialist Library Services

Music Collection

County Music Collection

Music Collection

The Music Collection is split between Lord Louis Library in Newport and Library Headquarters.

Music Collection in Lord Louis

The Music collection at Lord Louis consists of

  • Music tutors for a wide variety of instruments;
  • single copy scores for individual instruments;
  • single copy vocal scores of choral works and opera;
  • scores of musicals;
  • songbooks for both classical and popular music;
  • miniature scores of popular orchestral music.

Music Collection at Library Headquarters

Additional musical works are housed at Library Headquarters. These are not available for public access, but can be reserved via the library catalogue. These include:

  • Performing sets of choral works;
  • performing sets of orchestral music;
  • part song collection;
  • chamber music sets;
  • DVDs of operas and ballets;
  • books on the history and performance of music.

If you would like a performing set which is not in stock, please contact Library HQ (01983 823824) and we will try to borrow a set from a mainland library service.

Music online

Naxos Music allows library members to stream classical and jazz music. You will just need your library card to access these free services. The classical music collection includes over 96,000 classical CDs with over 1.4 million tracks. The jazz music collection has over 8,000 jazz CDs to listen to - the equivalent of 92,000 tracks.