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Vocal score sets and playsets

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Vocal score sets

Due to building work, Vocal score sets will be unavailable from Monday 1 May to Monday 4 September

For a small fee, any music or choral society or group that meets in Barnet can borrow from a large collection of vocal score sets. 

Your group will need to be registered to use this service. To register, one member of your group will need to show two forms of identification and proof of a Barnet address at any Barnet library to get a music group card. 

Search for the title you want in the library catalogue, then either complete the e-form or email setsandscoresclub@barnet.gov.uk with the following information:

  • the name of your group and library card number
  • the composer and title (including edition) that you want
  • the number of copies you would like
  • when you want the items and how long you want to borrow them for

We will let you know if we can supply the items you have asked for and tell you when they are available for collection. All scores are collected from and returned to Edgware library.

Please note that we are no longer able to source scores not already held by Barnet Libraries.

The following charges will apply:

Loan charge per score per month (min 2 month loan)

25p per score

Late return fee

25p per score per month or part month

Cancellation fee

£10 per order

Replacement fee for lost items

£10 + cost of replacement



Any drama or play-reading group that meets in the borough of Barnet can borrow from approximately 1,200 playsets. Your group will need to be registered and there is a yearly subscription charge of £25. There are no additional costs, but charges will be made for lost or damaged copies

To register your group one member will need to go to any Barnet library to get a playsets card. We will need your name, address, email and phone number.

Two additional group members can be nominated to collect the copies.

You can browse the collection at Church End library or search for titles on the online library catalogue. Enter '[playset]' into the search box in the Advanced Search screen and a list of titles will appear.

The catalogue record gives an indication of the cast members and the class number indicates the type of play:

  • PS A a full length play
  • PS B a one act play
  • PS C monologues
  • PS D pantomimes
  • PS J children's plays
  • PS R religious plays

When you have made your selection send an email to us with:

  • the chosen title or titles (you can borrow up to six titles at a time)
  • the library where you would like to collect them
  • the name of your group and the library card number

We will email you to let you know when the books have been sent to your chosen Barnet library.

Sets are issued for six weeks. You will need to bring your library card with you or we cannot issue the plays.

Once you have finished with the plays please return them to any Barnet library.


  • Playset collection
  • Email: playsets@barnet.gov.uk
  • Sets and scores collection
  • Email: setsandscoresclub@barnet.gov.uk

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