Special collections at the Internet Archive

Music - University of Toronto

Our music library is one of the best in North America, boasting a collection of over 250,000 volumes and 160,000 recordings. We also provide access to an ever-expanding number of electronic journals and resources. 
We are located in one of the world's most vibrant, multicultural, and arts-oriented cities, and situated next door to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Based on publications and citations, the University of Toronto leads Canadian research universities in Fine Arts/Music. Our faculty members regularly win prestigious performing arts awards and top-ranked competitive research grants.
The Faculty of Music houses a superb recital hall and opera theatre, in addition to state-of-the art music labs, studios, and abundant rehearsal and practice facilities.

Small class sizes, hour-long lessons, and co-curricular opportunities guarantee a quality experience for our students. Our open, tolerant, and supportive environment nurtures creativity and encourages students to achieve their best.




One of the strengths of our digitization projects is the collection of French Opera scores published before 1923. This collections boasts items from our rare book room, as well as items contributed by partenership institutions including the University of Ottawa.

Canadian Sheet Music

Our Canadian Sheet Music collection contains approximately 4,000 items featuring either a Canadian imprint or Canadian composer. This digitized collection is a subset of our Sheet Music archival collection.