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Suggest new stock

We welcome all suggestions for library stock. If you have read a good review or can’t find what you want on our catalogue, drop us an email to with the following information:

  • Author/Artist/Composer name
  • Format (e.g. book/CD/DVD/audiobook/etc)
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Publication date
  • ISBN
  • Where you found out about it
  • Why it would be a good addition to our stock

Items suggested will be carefully considered but not all necessarily obtained. You will not receive a response but if items are purchased they will be added to the library catalogue.

This is not a reservation form, so we will not ask for your details or reply to you. If you want to reserve an item that is not in stock, please contact your local library.


Download music for free

Library card holders can download 3 music tracks in the MP3 format each week, and stream 3 of hours of music each day for free!

Search and download the Freegal Music app from the app store on your device now.

Music Scores and Orchestral Sets for Hire

Sets of Music scores and orchestral sets can be hired to local societies, churches and schools who are registered as a member with the library. You may collect them from your local library. A hire fee is chargeable. Terms and conditions apply.

Some sets are held by Bromley Libraries – please see the link below – but others can usually be borrowed from other library authorities or special collections for an additional charge.

List of Vocal sets held locally

Music order form

For more information click on: How to Hire Music Scores and Orchestral Sets


A reservation charge of £6 is payable upon collection for each set requested along with the hire charges for the set. There is no reduction or refund of fees for early return.

Renewal of sets

Requests for renewal should be made direct to

We are unable to accept requests for renewal if another group has reserved the set.

Advanced Booking

Please give as much notice as possible when submitting requests as sets are in high demand and subject to nationwide availability.

The group will be informed as soon as possible as to whether the set is available for the dates required.


Where a cancellation is notified after the requested set has been dispatched ready for collection, the full transport costs, including return will be charged.

Online Reference Tools

Coronavirus Resources


Oxford University Press
Learning resources now made freely available for a limited time

Oxford Medical Online
Online resources and leading journals made freely available

British Medical Journal - Coronavirus Hub
Updated daily

British Medical Journal - Best Practice
BMJ Best Practice pages made freely available for a limited time

Public Health England
Track coronavirus cases: dashboard and datasets to track the development of the pandemic in England

Worldometer coronavirus tracker
Live data on reported cases and deaths worldwide

World Health Organisation
Covid-19 myth-busting page