About the Music Hire Library

OUP owns one of the largest commercial music hire libraries in the world.
Our hire catalogue contains thousands of individual titles. We have especially strong representation in twentieth-century British music, classic choral editions, opera choruses, and we also own the largest Christmas carol orchestration library in the world.



We are proud to offer a hire service to musicians working in professional, educational, amateur, or ecclesiastical environments, and endeavour to serve individual or specialised needs wherever you may be in the world. Our main library is situated in central Oxford. We operate in all countries, either through a network of specially appointed hire agents, or by supplying direct.

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