Encore Music Service

Encore Music Service is a partnership between the library services of Hull and North East Lincolnshire. We supply sets of vocal and orchestral music to groups and organisations within the partnership area and throughout the UK.

We have one of the most comprehensive collections of printed music in the country, with circa 2,000 titles in the Vocal Score Collection and more than 800 titles in the Orchestral Collection.

Sets can be borrowed by choirs, orchestras, educational establishments, operatic societies and individuals for performance or study purposes.

If we don’t have the set you require and you live in Hull or North East Lincolnshire we will attempt to obtain it for you from another library via the interlibrary loan system.

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Loan periods

Our loan periods are flexible up to a maximum period of 12 months, but formally agreed prior to commencement of the loan.  Renewals may be made where the music is not required by another customer, although if the renewal extends the loan period beyond 12 months, a further charge equal to the current loan fee will apply.

Fees and charges

Delivery/collection options

For borrowers who rehearse within Hull / North East Lincolnshire:

We deliver free of charge to Cleethorpes, Immingham, Grimsby and Waltham libraries in North East Lincolnshire or you may collect your music from Hull Central Library.

We can also deliver by overnight courier to your chosen address, but a charge will be made and a signature is required.  Courier charges start at around £16.00 for up to 10kg.

For borrowers from the rest of the UK:

We deliver by overnight courier to an address of your choice.  A charge will be made and a signature required.  Courier charges start at around £16.00 for up to 10kg.  If you wish, we can also organise collection from you at the end of the loan period.  Charges for collection start at around £23.00 for up to 10kg.

Alternatively, you may collect your music from Hull Central Library.


An invoice will be sent to you separately when your music is dispatched.

Visiting arrangements

You may visit us at Hull Central Library, by appointment, to browse the vocal collection.  Viewing of orchestral sets can be arranged if we are notified in advance of which sets you would like to see.

What our customers say about the service we provide

'Thank you for your friendly and super-efficient service over the years.

We are sure that the new Librarians will be as grateful to you as we are.

With our very heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to you.'

'I am hugely impressed!!!!  Many, many thanks.'

'What fantastic service!!  Thank you so much and we’ll certainly look forward to our new set of music….'

'Thank you ever so much for the work you have done in tracing this music, and communicating with me. Well done!'

'May I say again that I am always delighted with the service we get from Encore. You were kind enough to send advance copies and were most helpful throughout. The prepaid collection was excellent - prompt and reliable.'

'Thanks so much I received the parcel of music today. I can't tell you how relieved I was just before Christmas when you said you were able to lend them as I had been let down at the last minute'

'Thanks once again for all that Encore do for us.'

'Thank you to all at Encore for being so helpful and super-efficient.'

'Thank you.  I must say, you run a very efficient operation, certainly compared to some others. Keep it up!'

'Thank you for another exemplary service.  Here’s to the next time!'

'I really appreciate your help and am delighted to have found your resource for future requirements.'



Contact us

Phone: 01482 616 852 (24hrs)

Email: encore.music@hcandl.co.uk

Postal address:

Encore Music Services
Hull Central Library
Albion Street