The Yorkshire Music Library has further cemented itself in Huddersfield with an increased online and social media prescence.

Based on Red Doles Lane, Huddersfield, it will soon be into its third year of trading under the management of local social enterprise business Fresh Horizons.

The collection previously held at the old Wakefield Library of Music and Drama, has spent 2014 entering the 21st Century; and launched a website and started a social media presence with borrowers.

The Yorkshire Music Library provides music to over 2,000 choirs and orchestras nationwide and houses over half a million music scores and orchestral sets.

Library Co-ordinator, Sophie Anderson said: “As the library is no longer public access we really wanted to be able to communicate with our borrowers more effectively and Twitter has proved an excellent tool with which we can do this.

“It means that we can help the choirs and orchestras who use our service to promote their concerts and it has also allowed us to share information about music making throughout the Yorkshire region.”

The service has also embraced the visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool, Pinterest.

Library Assistant, Elliot Austin has been creating Pin Boards of the collection so that browsing online has been made much quicker and easier.

Elliot explains: “It’s a really great project to be working on. It’s a tool that not many other library services have yet taken advantage of and the feedback has been very positive.”

The library has also gained great experience from a number of volunteers including Nicholas Hewlett, a choral director from Bradford involved with ABCD (Association of British Choral Directors).

If you would like to volunteer with the music library and/or can provide expertise to help develop the library, please contact us. It’s also not too late to take advantage of the YML’s Christmas promotion – with many titles at just £1 per copy there’s no excuse to not go out carolling this Christmas!

For more information contact the YML on 0844 800 3331 or go to or follow on Twitter @YMLibrary.