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Dance, drama and music resources available at Ewell Library

Libraries reopening news and updates

We are intending to reopen our libraries to browsing and PC use on Monday 7 December.

Until then, libraries will offer Ready Reads, the click-and-collect service and computers for essential use. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

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Group membership

Your drama or music group can take advantage of our competitive charges to hire from our wide selection of multiple copy sets of plays or music. There are downloadable spreadsheets to help you make your choice (use the tabs at the foot of each spreadsheet to navigate). These spreadsheets are held on NewSPAL's website, the charity which will soon be taking over the running of the collection.

Drama groups

A choice of over 3,200 playsets including standard and modern plays, one act plays, plays for children and sets of librettos. We also have a selection of pantomimes.

Choirs

Singers and choirs have a choice of over 2,000 vocal sets of anything from 'South Pacific' to the 'Messiah', and a large section of music such as partsongs and madrigals to suit smaller groups,

Orchestras

For orchestras the PDF below details over 1,300 sets in stock covering a wide range of music and all levels of ability. You can look for full, string, band and school orchestra:

Making Music Kirby collection

The Making Music Kirby Collection is housed with us. With its own distinctive label it was launched in August 2011 thanks to a generous £148,000 legacy from Alan Kirby, Making Music's first Chairman. He was a leading figure in choral singing in Surrey and, together with his wife Ethel, was keen to ensure the continued success of choral singing in Surrey. The collection was developed between 2011–2015 and offers a wide range of choral favourites as well as some more unusual works.


Other resources

  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias and catalogues for reference (printed and digital).
  • Naxos Music Library (streaming service) available via the adult online reference shelf.
  • Internet computer and free wi-fi.

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