New Surrey Performing Arts Library

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NewSPAL – Saving the
Surrey Performing Arts Library

Campaign success!

18 months after it was first threatened with closure, the Surrey Performing Arts Library will soon be transferred to the new user-led charity NewSPAL.

That means NewSPAL now has to raise the funds to make it happen, as there is no money at all from Surrey County Council.

We need to raise £125,000 by August this year!
Please help in any way you can.

With your help we can complete the transfer and set up the New Surrey Performing Arts Library in its own space, which has already been secured in Woking, by making a donation.

We expect the new Library to break even and to start generating enough surplus to keep renewing the stock and buying new materials within two years.

Take a look at our New Start campaign to follow our progress and make a donation.

Surrey Performing Arts Library supports amateur music and drama groups by making one of the UK’s largest collections of performance sets available for hire. The collection also includes reference and audio-visual materials on music, drama, dance and film.

Specialist software will give 24/7 online access to the catalogue and to book loan sets. Sets can be delivered nationwide and you can also book by telephone or visit during Library opening hours.

Why we need your support

Our target of £125,000 will help us make the move to new premises in Woking and set up a completely new, professionally staffed service. Please help us raise:

  • £45,000 towards removal costs
  • £20,000 towards the cost of digital services
  • £20,000 towards employing a specialist music librarian
  • A further £40,000 to provide a financial cushion in the early months of operation (as required by Surrey County Council)

You can support us by making a donation here and now. And please consider giving regularly. Just £3 a month - the price of a coffee - will make a huge difference. NewSPAL can top up with 25% Gift Aid on most donations.

Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer for NewSPAL. We need support for the transition period, the next nine months, in particular. There will also be opportunities to support the day to day running and the long-term future of the collection.
Email your offer of practical help to:

Thank you for helping NewSPAL ensure that the Surrey Performing Arts Library collection remains open to provide its vital service to student, amateur and professional performers in Surrey and nationwide.

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