Our Music and Play Set Service supplies multiple copies of play scripts and vocal/choral music, and sets of orchestral parts, to groups throughout Devon.

The service is usually staffed every day of the week except Thursdays, and operates via email or phone. Please be assured we will answer your query as soon as possible.


+44(0)1392 407036

If you are emailing, or leaving a phone message, with a new request we’ll be able to deal with it more speedily if you include:

  • the author/composer and title (& number of copies for vocal music)
  • your name, contact phone number, library card number & the group you represent
  • when you need the set and for how long (see below)
  • your chosen Devon Library for collection & payment


Please give at least 2 weeks’ notice for playsets and a month for music. If we don’t hold the title, or you are looking for many copies of a vocal work, it may take longer, and incur extra request charges.

Standard monthly hire charges will be accounted to your borrower number:

  • £2.20 per title for playsets
  • £4.40 per set of choral sheet music or 10 vocal scores/libretti
  • £6.60 per set of orchestral parts.

Please pay when you collect the copies.

Our stock doesn't include single copies of plays or vocal music, or chamber works for one player on each part. These need to be requested through our Interlibrary Loans service.

Playset service holdings:

All plays by author
All plays by title
One act plays by cast
Plays by cast type
Full length plays by cast
Genre by cast number
Pantomime by title

Hire charges for Music and Playsets


Images (1 & 3) courtesy of Nigel Cheffers-Heard, EMG

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