The State Library of Queensland's music collection includes scores, sheet music, songbooks and performance sets, many of which are available for loan. Most of the collection is located on Level 3.
Loans to music borrowers are limited to ten items at one time.
Music scores, miniature scores, large scores and songbooks
Music band sets, choral sets and orchestral sets
All music scores may be renewed once for a further four week period if they are not required by another client. Requests for extensions must be made on or before the item's due date.
Loans can be renewed online before the due date by logging in to One Search.
Archival copies of sheet music and choral sheets are available on request for a four week loan. Please ask library staff for help with these items.
The State Library's music score collection may be borrowed by Queensland residents who can visit the State Library at South Bank. If you are not able to visit the library in person, contact your local public library to borrow music through an interlibrary loan.
To register as a music borrower, visit us at the State Library Level 3 Information Desk with identification showing your current address and photo ID. For individuals under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must be present to provide identification and sign the application form.
Choirs, orchestras, bands and other music groups in Queensland may join as institutional borrowers. Organisations and groups wishing to register as institutional music borrowers should contact us directly.
For more information on terms and conditions see our Lending Policy - Loans of music items to clients [ 82 kb]
Music scores must be returned to the Level 3 Information Desk, Level 1 Reception or via registered mail. You are required to return items by the due date and are responsible for maintaining the condition of borrowed items. Fees apply for items that are not returned or are returned damaged.
State Library staff can help you find information about a particular piece of music (recorded or printed), information about a composer or work, the history of a musical era, technical specifications of a musical instrument, or the words of a song.
Ask us for help locating music items.
Some categories of music including complete works, monument sets, the Cable hymnology collection, music manuscripts and sound recordings are not available for loan but can be viewed at the State Library. Please ask library staff for help with these items.
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