Music Library

We are the largest music research collection in Canada and among the top 3 academic library systems in North America.

  • Browse some of our hundreds of thousands of books, and scores
  • Nearly 200,000 sound recordings ranging from wax cylinder to Blu-ray, (special catalogues and finding aids available for vinyl and older formats)
  • Extensive archival collections documenting the creative activities of composers & music clubs 
  • Access to literally millions of electronic resources in various formats

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.

Undergraduate Research Showcase

The 2020 Faculty of Music Undergraduate Research Showcase is designed to promote the work of undergrad students excelling in research activities, and give opportunities to display this work through poster-style presentations to student colleagues, faculty, the university and the larger community.

More information.

Welcome to the Music Library

Hours & Location

Faculty of Music Building

Music Library

  80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto M5S 2C5

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 6:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:45pm
Saturday: 12pm – 4:45pm
Sunday: Closed
Reference Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
 General enquiries 416-978-3734


Highlighted Library Resources



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.

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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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Faculty Events Database

Includes events from 2001 - present.

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

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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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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.

rare books

The Olnick Rare Book Room contains over 2,600 volumes exemplifying the history of music, music editing, performing, and printing

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.