A small, specialist library dealing mostly in pre-1800 musical texts, but also housing the collections of several important British patrons of the arts from between 1500-1900. This includes those elements of the collection of John Quincy which survived the Great Fire of London.
It is, unusually for its size, also equipped with a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled safe, capable of storing valuable and vulnerable texts, located in the basement of the building. Because of this it is often used to house visiting texts for nearby exhibitions. It is expected to be receiving the Voynich Manuscript sometime in the next few months for a British Library exhibition due in the late Summer of 2016.