Special collections at the Music Library

Try browsing our collection of Rare Books which hosts many early books and scores. 

Our Archival Collections contain material that documents the creative activity of composers and performers associated with the University and the city.

The Sheet Music Collection contains thousands of items in sheet music format, mostly issued 1800-1950.

Our growing digital collections at the Internet Archive (featuring Canadiana) and our own Islandora site offer an online view of our terrific library.

Welcome to the Music Library

You are the reason these resources are here. They are the platform that supports and informs your research, whether you’re a first-year student straight out of high school, a doctoral candidate, research & teaching faculty, an external scholar, or simply a member of the public interested in music. We collect and preserve knowledge in all its formats to serve people like you now and for generations to come.

Discover archives

Discover "Discover Archives", a shared portal for exploring archival holdings at the University of Toronto and its federated colleges. The database contains descriptions of material related to the University of Toronto's history, as well as records from private individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Including Music Library Archives!

Visit the  archives to get stared with your search and to explore different search options.

Welcome to the Music Library

Hours & Location

Faculty of Music Building

Music Library

  80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto M5S 2C5

Hours

Contact us

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 General enquiries 416.978.3734

 

Highlighted Library Resources

Online Audio Visual

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Medici.tv

Discover medici.tv, the largest online collection of classical music, operas and ballets in the world.

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Naxos Music Library: Jazz

Wide Selection of Jazz Music Naxos Music Library Jazz offers a wide range of jazz music, from jazz legends to contemporary jazz.

Connect to Naxos Music Library: Jazz

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Faculty Events Database

Includes events from 2001 - present.

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Naxos Music Library

Offers streaming access to more than 88,370 CDs with more than 1,287,700 tracks, standard and rare repertoire.

Connect to Naxos Music Library

Special Collections

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Archival material documents the creative activity of composers and performers associated with the University and the city.

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Digitized collections from the Music Library. Featured here are the Archives of Kathleen Parlow and Henry Frost. 

Musical scores for the major ensembles including choral octavos, band and orchestral score & parts and jazz charts.

This collection includes songs, piano pieces and method books in sheet music format, mostly issued 1800-1950, plus single examples of choral octavo. 

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LP and 78 rpm recordings from the library's collection

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