Music Lending Library

Vocal and Instrumental Performance Library

Hello! from the vocal and instrumental performance library (VIP Library)

Barbara Breidenstein, Librarian and her Choral database assistant, Vanessa Boyer invite you to use this Berks County library of over 3000 vocal selections and more than 600 instrumental selections in your next concert or recital.

These collections are housed in the databases located at the Annex Building of the Community School of Music and the Arts, 345 Douglass Street, Reading, Pa. and are open for public use on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. One can e-mail me at or

I have a mail slot at both the Annex building and at the GoggleWorks business office of the Community School of Music and the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, Pa. in room #563 (5th floor). I can be reached on Wednesday mornings at the Annex by phone at 610-374-7050 or at 610-374-7167 after 4:00 P.M. Wednesday at the school’s GoggleWorks business office.

When requesting music for review or concert use, please list as much detail as is known such as the complete title, composer/arranger, publisher, instrument(s) or vocal part(s) of the music requested. Catalogs listing solo, duet, and ensemble music are located both at the Annex Library office or the GoggleWorks business office.

Additional catalogs are in the planning stages that will list educational books for student and teacher use, as well as catalogs of recorded music, CDs, and DVDs of our BCTV quarterly programs. The Choral catalog is available on line through the school’s website: and eventually, all of our catalogs will be available on line.
There is a $10.00 annual membership fee to withdraw music from the library but this is waived for CSMA faculty/student use.

Please let us hear from you soon!