Max’s library comprised an enormous collection of fiction, poetry and reference works in English, French, German, Italian and Latin; recordings on shellac, vinyl, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes and compact discs; and his own working library of conducting scores. The vast majority of his conducting scores are housed at the Royal Academy of Music. Dr Timothy Jones, when reviewing the content of Maxwell Davies’ conducting scores, remarked that it contained a wider repertoire than the library of Sir Colin Davis (which is also housed at the Royal Academy of Music).