Branch publications

Brio – the journal of the IAML (UK & Irl) Branch – is published both in print and online and is available as a benefit to members of the Branch. The list of contents of all issues published to date with links to electronic issues is open only to signed-in members. Brio is abstracted in Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) and RILM Abstracts, and indexed in The Music Index and The International Index of Music Periodicals.

The IAML (UK & Irl) Newsletter with news of people and events ceased publication with the August 2017 issue. The Branch blog continues that function.

First stop for music: the basic quick reference guide to music. This is available as a download that is free to Branch members.

For those who are interested in a career in music librarianship, the Branch’s Courses & Education Committee produced Working with music in libraries (1997 & 2002). This is available as a free download (with original images omitted).

The Annual Report of the Branch is published in the first quarter of each year.

Thompson, Pamela & Lewis, Malcolm. Access to music : music libraries and archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland : current themes and a realistic vision for the future, 2003. ISBN 0 95451 700 8. This is available as a free download. Please note that copying and quotation from the linked pdf document is permitted and encouraged in accordance with the fair dealing provisions of CDPA 1988, ss. 29-30. These include the requirement to quote the title and authors of the work. Pamela Thompson and Malcolm Lewis assert their right to be identified as the authors of this work.

Ridgewell, Rupert. Concert programmes in the UK & Ireland: a preliminary report, 2003. ISBN 0 95207 039 1 £12 (€19 or $22) — plus postage if outside UK & Ireland. Place an email order.

Turbet, Richard, ed. Music Librarianship in the United Kingdom, 2003. ISBN 978 0 7546 0572 0. Out of print.

The British Union Catalogue of Music Periodicals (BUCOMP), 2nd edition, compiled by IAML(UK)’s Documentation Committee, 1998. ISBN 978 1 85928 133 8. Out of print.

IAML international publications

The journal of the international association, Fontes Artis Musicae is published quarterly and is free to international members. It is available in print or as an e-publication: select your preferred option when logged in to your membership record on