About the Henry Watson Music Library
Central Library temporary closure
Due to Central Library's temporary closure, the Henry Watson Music Library is temporarily closed until spring 2014
Library members can also use our free on-line reference library in the meantime. This carries a huge number of resources including online music resources such as Oxford Music Online and Naxos, where you can listen to music free of charge.
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The Henry Watson Music Library is named after Dr. Henry Watson, a renowned composer and teacher born in nearby Accrington.
The library today
monographs (some 9,500 books on western and non-western art music, folk, jazz and popular music)
- periodicals (50 popular and scholarly titles with extensive back-runs)
printed music (vocal, choral, orchestral and popular music)
early printed music and manuscript collections
choral and orchestral music available for hire
to performing groups and societies.
Most of the material in the library is available for loan but a a selection of reference works is available for research and study purposes or for leisure reading.