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nkoda: FAQ

Quick guide to the digital music score application

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Frequently Asked Question


Why do I get the message "All user accounts are used up. Please try again later."?

The Library's subscription allows 10 concurrent users in nkoda. You will see the message above when the concurrent users limit has been used up. Please wait and try to access nkoda later.


The questions and answers below are taken from the nkoda general FAQ page. Please visit the page to find more FAQs.

Can I download or print content from nkoda?

It’s not possible to download or print scores from nkoda. The main reason for not allowing print is to ensure the security of our publishing partners’ materials, as well as ensuring that all composers and content creators are remunerated fairly.

By providing scores and parts digitally, we believe that we’re removing many of the barriers to access that exists with paper scores - we hope this approach will lead to a fairer environment for anyone wanting to engage with notated music. nkoda is run by musicians, so we still love physical scores, it’s just not why we started this project.

Though you cannot print, you can save materials ‘offline’ in case you need access to them when you don’t have access to the internet.

Can I view scores from nkoda on several devices?

To ensure that publishers and composers are remunerated fairly, we have to limit usage to one device at a time. You can, however, be signed-in on multiple accounts simultaneously, but can only view content on one device at a time.

We understand that it’s a pain, but to ensure the security of our publishing partners’ content it’s a necessary evil. We are working on a solution to allow music educators to share their screen with a class, as we realise how integral that activity is for teaching.

What are the minimum system requirements?

nkoda currently runs on the following:

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

  • iOS 11
  • iOS 12
  • iOS 13
  • iOS 14


  • Marshmallow 6.0 - 6.0.1
  • Nougat 7.0 - 7.1.2
  • Oreo 8.0 - 8.1
  • Pie 9.0
  • Android 10
  • Android 11


  • 10.13 High sierra or above

Windows 10 (desktop and tablet)

  • Windows 10 - Version 1709, Build 16299

Minimum Device RAM requirements for Android and Windows: 1.5GB

Which publisher catalogues does nkoda have?

The hire, sales, and educational catalogues from around 100 publishers are being made available through nkoda, but this number is constantly growing.

Find the full list here.