Our mission is to collect, preserve and lend printed sheet music and scores, and to provide music education programs.
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library was established in 1983 with its first home in the garage of its founders on the coast of Maine, where the Bagaduce River meets Penobscot Bay. Soon outgrowing our original space, the library was moved to its present home in Blue Hill, Maine.
We have grown to become an international resource center for printed sheet music and scores, housing numerous collections of music representing all genres of written music except marching band music. We remain a non-profit organization funded through memberships, small lending fees, and private fundraising. The heart of the our existence is our intrepid crew of volunteers.