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Surrey Libraries consultation on NewSPAL Business Plan opens - public comments invited - Plan goes to SCC Cabinet on 26 Feb 2019 - details & links on our blog page
You will find directions to Ewell Library, at Bourne Hall, on our Contacts page:
With nearly a mile of shelving space, the Surrey Performing Arts Library (SPAL) has one of the three largest collections of Performing Arts loan material in the UK.
Recently relocated by Surrey County Council to their library premises at Bourne Hall, Ewell, this substantial collection spans Music, Drama, Film and Dance, and includes:
♥ 3,250 playsets ♥ 2,200 choral sets ♥ 1,030 orchestral sets
♥ Film & Dance resources ♥ individual reference books and scripts
SPAL’s collection of music, drama, film and dance resources is available to individuals and groups in Surrey and the neighbouring counties and boroughs, but also throughout the UK via the Inter-Library Loans system.
SPAL is still currently run by Surrey County Council (SCC).
The SPAL catalogue remains visible online, but when choosing the branch, it's no longer called SPAL, look instead for:
Making Music Kirby Collection
The Making Music Kirby Collection was launched in August 2011 thanks to a generous legacy from Alan Kirby, Making Music's first Chairman.
He was a leading figure in choral singing in Surrey and, together with his wife Ethel, was keen to ensure the continued success of choral singing in Surrey. The Kirby Collection remains with the overall collection at Ewell.
For more than a decade the collection was available to the public at a stand-alone library at Denbies Wine Estate, near Dorking.
SCC moved the library to Ewell in August 2018 but without its specialist staff and their knowledge - that essential added value they bring to the library.
NewSPAL are planning an exciting new future for the collection in premises more central to the County's population, and with online access not just to peruse the catalogue, but to book loans and pay for them, sure in the knowledge that they are available for the period you require.
NewSPAL: The Performing Arts Library in Surrey
The award-winning Surrey Performing Arts Library is one of the three largest music score and drama text loan resources in the country
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NewSPAL: New Surrey Performing Arts Library
Registered Charity (England & Wales) No 1176729
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Registered address: 41 Chesterfield Grove, London SE22 8RP
Trustees: Mark Welling Chairman
Paul McKay Hon Secretary ♦ Peter Steadman Hon Treasurer
Carol Hall Archway Theatre, Horley ♦ Ges Ray Leith Hill Musical Festival
Barbara Eifler Chief Executive, Making Music
Anna Wright UK & Ireland President, International Association of Music Libraries