The Future of the Library


Following the death of Ernest Tomlinson in 2015 it became clear that the library would not be able to stay in its location at Chipping Lane in Longridge indefinitely. Thanks to a very generous legacy from a long-term Light Music Society member, as well as help from our members’ kind donations, we were able to take out a lease on new premises at Magna House in Long Preston.

The current premises are suiting the needs of the society well, but we are conscious of the new challenges we will face over the next few years. While we are not currently planning to move again, we are working hard to improve public interaction with the society and library to safeguard the future of this much valued cultural asset.

What are the aims for the LMS library?

  • A building to house this most valuable resource and preserve it for future generations
  • At least one member of staff to administer the library
  • The continuance of the availability of the music for orchestras to use
  • Making the archive material available for educational research
  • Complete cataloguing of the collection
  • Eventual digitising of the collection


For more information, fill in the form below and one of our team will get back to you. Alternatively, view the catalogues HERE.

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