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. Of particular interest is the sub-set of Canadiana

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

Music in Canada @ 150: A Wikipedia and Wikidata Project

Attention students, professors, librarians, archivists, and members of local music communities: on October 24, 2017 volunteer your time to edit Wikipedia pages on Canadian musicians. Join this Canada-wide event to improve Canadian music content in Wikipedia!  

More information and register here!

Naxos world

U of T users can now access the audio streaming resource

Naxos Music Library World

which includes the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and world music content from 150 countries, 1500 cultural groups, 5,000 albums, and 32,000 artists.

Enjoy listening!

Welcome to the Music Library

Hours & Location

Faculty of Music Building

Music Library

  80 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto M5S 2C5
  Email
 General enquiries 416.978.3734

Hours

Mon-Thurs 8:30am - 6:45pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:45pm
Saturday 12pm - 4:45
Sun: Closed

Closed Saturday October 7th and Monday October 9th
for thanksgiving

Highlighted Library Resources

Online Audio Visual

Photo of Faculty of Music concert

Faculty Events Database

Includes events from 2001 - present.

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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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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

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. 

Facsimile of La Belle Canadienne sheet music

Scores and books from the University of Toronto Music Library Rare Book Room and special collections.  

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

Photo of record album

LP and 78 rpm recordings from the library's collection

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