Music Library

♫ Guitars ♫ Ukuleles ♫ Sheet Music ♫  Record Players  Vinyl Records

 

Have a gig this weekend? Want to learn how to play the guitar or ukulele? Need sheet music for an audition? Want to experience the mystique of listening to a vinyl record on one of our record players? Then our music lending library is the spot for you!

The Yorba Linda Public Library is fostering a love of music through the availability of acoustic guitars, ukuleles, sheet music, record players, and vinyl records.  With your Yorba Linda Library card you can start your musical journey or continue on the path to music nirvana. Once you have an instrument on hand, learn to play a new song whether it is from your favorite new artist, a classical composer, or a favorite oldie with our sheet music collection.


“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ~ Henry Wadworth Longfellow


  • About the Instruments

    The Library has acoustic guitars and ukuleles available for check out. Instrument kits include: instrument, carrying case, tuner, instruction booklet, and instruction DVD.

    Instruments available:


    Borrowing an Instrument

    • Patrons 14 and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a musical instrument.
    • Instruments check out for six (6) weeks and are non-renewable.
    • Only one musical instrument can be checked out at a time per card.
    • Fines and Fees: A fee of $2 per day will be charged if an instrument is overdue.
    • A replacement fee of up to $300 for acoustic guitar or $100 for ukulele will be charged if the instrument or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

  • About the Record Player

    The Library has two Crosley Cruiser 3-speed portable turntable record players available to borrow. This briefcase-styled record player is lightweight and easily transported.

    Borrowing a Record Player

    • Patrons 14 and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a record player.
    • Record players check out for three (3) weeks and are non-renewable.
    • Only one record player can be checked out at a time per card.
    • Fines and Fees: A fee of $2 per day will be charged if an record player is overdue.
    • A replacement fee of up to $70 will be charged if the record player or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.


    About Vinyl Records

    • The Library has vinyl records to fit your every mood. With a wide variety of genres and artist represented our vinyl collection will hit a high note every time.


    Borrowing a Vinyl Records

    • Vinyl records check out for three (3) weeks and are renewable four (4) times.
    • Five (5) vinyl records can be checked out at a time per card.
    • Patrons with an active Yorba Linda Public Library card and who are in good standing can check out a vinyl records.
    • Fines and Fees: A fee of $.20 will be charged if a vinyl record is overdue.
    • Patron is responsible for the cost of the vinyl record if one is damaged or lost.

  • Sheet music for a wide range of instruments, skill levels, and charts can be found in our sheet music collection.

     

    Free Online Sheet Music

    Archive of Popular American Music
    The UCLA Music Library’s Archive of Popular American Music is a research collection covering the history of popular music in the United States from 1790 to the present.

    Historic American Sheet Music
    The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3,042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

    International Music Score Library Project
    A virtual library containing public domain classical music scores and/or sheet music, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music without charge.

    OC Public Libraries Historical Sheet Music
    OC Public Libraries has digitized and made available for free a selection of sheet music published before 1923.

    Mutopia
    The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download.

    19th Century California Sheet Music Project
    A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900.

    Library of Congress Digital Sheet Music Resources

    African American Sheet Music
    Selected from the Brown University Collection, 1,305 sheet music titles which illuminates in a direct, vivid, and dramatic way many aspects of American culture and society from the 1850s to the 1920s.

    Civil War Sheet Music Collection
    The Civil War Sheet Music Collection at the Library of Congress consists of over 2,500 pieces culled from the Library’s collections. This collection is unique in that it offers a contemporary perspective from both sides of the conflict, unfiltered by generations of historical interpretation.

    Historic Sheet Music Collection
    This sheet music collection consists of approximately 9,000 items published from 1800 to 1922, although the majority is from 1850 to 1920.

    Music for the Nation
    Collection consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for
    copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs,
    piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.

    World War I Sheet Music
    From 1914 through 1920 the Library of Congress acquired over 14,000 pieces of sheet music relating to what ultimately became known as the First World War.

    Yiddish American Popular Sheet Music
    Consists of 1,341 of Yiddish American songs with the majority originated within Yiddish Theater.

  • Upcoming Events

     

    Adult BYOI: Bring Your Instrument
    Wednesdays: May 9, May 30, and June 13 at 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Bring your own instrument and learn the basics of playing ukulele with instructor Jack Ehlers from Uke Life.  Attendance limited to the first 15 adults.  Adults (18+) only please.  

     

    Sounds of Paradise
    Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m.
    It’s time to get away on an island adventure!  Enjoy the warm melodic music of Sounds of Paradise, a steel drum trio, as they perform familiar songs “island style.”

     

    Japanese Taiko Drumming
    Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m.
    Experience the power of thundering rhythms of the taiko drums, with taiko drumming group Yuujou Daiko.  “Taiko” is the Japanese word for “big drum,” and is now also used in North America to describe a style of group performance derived from traditional Japanese drumming.  Yuujou Daiko will perform taiko pieces, provide tidbits about the history and impact of Japanese taiko drumming, and invite a few lucky attendees to participate.

     

    Musical Journey Around the World
    Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m.
    Enjoy an international blend of music with the bistro-jazz quartet Les Zazous.  A wide range of popular music wil be performed in an authentic styling including French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan.  Performers will not only wow you with their musical talents, but will mix in interesting snippets and amusing anecdotes about the various music styles.