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.

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

Holiday Hours (Dec 16-20):
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 5:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:45pm
The Music Library is closed from December 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020.
We will reopen with regular hours on January 6, 2020.
Reference Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
 General enquiries 416-978-3734


Highlighted Library Resources



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.

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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.

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

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Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

Enjoy live concerts in high definition, as well as hundreds of full-length archival recordings, chamber performances, artist interviews, and documentaries.

Connect to Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

Special Collections

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

Archival boxes

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

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. 

Search the library's extensive collection of LPs and 78 rpm records.