The Music & Performing Arts Library at Leeds Central Library currently holds over 3000 books covering several areas of the creative arts.
If you haven’t visited the library, it’s well worth a visit to browse /borrow from the diverse and substantial collection. It covers topics relating to the performing arts, such as production, performance, acting, theory, history, composers, education, instruments, biographies, analysis, business, publishing, dance, theatre design, composition and many more.
The Music & Performing Arts Library is used regularly by makers, appreciators and consumers of the performing arts alike, from musicians, actors, teachers, students, dancers, film-makers and even the odd local celebrity.
We offer a valuable resource to both amateurs and professionals and our current stock covers all genres, styles, methods and practices relating to music, drama and dance.
Over the coming months we will be highlighting individual sections of our monograph shelves and looking at some of the books available to our borrowers, from older, more mainstream titles to contemporary small-press works which cover less well-known themes.
February – Women in Music
March – Music Production
April – The Music Business
May – Collecting Music
June – Music History: Jazz
July – Music History: Pop
August – Music History: Rock
September – Music History: Classical
October – Musical Instruments
November – Writing & Composition
December – Music History: World
January – Drama
February – Dance
March – Theatre
April – Education & Learning
May – Biographies
June – Music Culture