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The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts is one of the jewels in Trinity Laban’s crown

The library 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.

Four-time winner of a IAML (UK & Irl) Excellence Award for Music Libraries (2023, 2019, 2014 and 2010). 

Use Jerwood Library Search to find physical items in the library, including books, sheet music, and recordings as well as online resources via the separate tab on the results page.

Quick links for students and staff (TL login required)

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Opening Hours

All external visitors and alumni must contact the library in advance of visiting. See our FAQ for Visitors and Alumni for details.

Current students and staff can visit the library to study, browse and borrow items from the library during the opening hours below.

Summer 2024 Opening Hours 

Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July  09.00 – 17.00 
Saturday 6th July  10.00 – 15.00 
Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July  11.00 – 13.00/ 15:00 – 17:00 
Saturday 13th July  10.00 – 15.00 
Monday 15th July – Friday 2nd August  11.00 – 13.00/ 15:00 – 17:00 
Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August  CLOSED 
Monday 12th August – Friday 6th September  11:00 – 13:00: 15:00 – 17:00 
EXCEPT Bank Holiday Monday 26th August  CLOSED
Saturday 7th September  10:00 – 15:00 
Monday 9th – Friday 13th September  09:00 – 17:00 
Saturday 14th September   10:00 – 15:00 
Monday 16th September onwards – Term-time hours resume 


The library is always closed on Sundays and bank holidays.


  • Study spaces
  • 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
  • Self-service photocopying, printing and scanning
  • Training and assistance in using library resources and software
  • Student email and file storage

Location and access

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

Step-free access is available throughout the East Wing. An induction loop for hearing aid wearers is available at the library desk. If you have other access needs please contact the library for advice.

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