Cedom Music Collection

Cedom Music Collection

The National Library, since its inception, collects and preserves music documents. The Centre d’études et de documentation musicales (Cedom), established in 1989, focuses on collecting, preserving, and making accessible Luxembourg’s musical heritage in print and manuscript. At the heart of the Cedom’s musical holding are printed and manuscript scores as well as the archives of composers and communities related to the musical life and history of the country. Beyond its legal mandate, the Cedom houses a diverse sound recordings collection – CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, audio tapes – functioning as Luxembourg's central music archive. Moreover, a section of the non-Luxembourgish collection is dedicated to music, comprising books, scores, periodicals, e-books, digital newspapers, and databases.

Online resources

The National Library offers its readers an ever-growing number of digital documents.

Borrowing and viewing

Any documents held by Cedom or in the non-Luxembourgish Music Collection can be pre-ordered online at a-z.lu and will then be available either to borrow or to view at the library.

Rare and valuable items held by Cedom (handwritten music, records and audio cassettes, composers’ archives) are not available for home loan. However, you can reserve them either via a-z.lu or by written request and then view them in our Rare Books Reading Room on the 1st floor.

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Study books

The aim of the De Litty study books is to provide teachers with the information and teaching materials they need to give children and young pupils a better understanding of Luxembourg’s cultural life.

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