Jerwood Library

The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts supports Trinity Laban’s mission to bring together performers and practitioners to train, collaborate, research and perform in inspiring creative, intellectual and physical spaces. Our core objective is to provide the music information, resources, and materials that students and staff require.

We are also a research library with collections of international significance - including rare and in some cases unique items - all of which are available for study and research. Most of these collections include material that could be used as the basis of a dissertation or thesis, or for researching unusual repertoire.

IAML (UK & Irl) Excellence Award for Music Libraries recipient (2014 and 2010).

Search the Jerwood Library catalogue to find physical items in the library, including books, sheet music, and recordings.

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Opening Hours

The Jerwood Library's opening hours are as follows:


  • 75 study spaces
  • 35 PCs including several modified for users with visual impairment and/or dyslexia
  • All PCs have a suite of software including Microsoft Office, Sibelius, Auralia, and Musition
  • 8 audio-visual stations for use of CDs, DVDs, videos, LPs, cassettes, Minidiscs, DAT, etc.
  • 3 library catalogue terminals (online access is also available)
  • A Clavinova for playing through scores
  • Self-service photocopying, printing, and binding
  • Training and assistance in using library resources and software
  • Student email and file storage


The Jerwood Library is located on the second floor of the East Wing of King Charles Court (the Music Faculty building). Step-free access is available throughout the East Wing. For directions to King Charles Court please see the Find Us section of the website.

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