The Music Library has a large number of sit-down workstations with access to all the Library's electronic resources, as well as the Microsoft Office suite and notation software. These computers are available to patrons with a valid UTORid, as well as Direct Borrowers. One sit-down machine is available to all users. For quick and easy access to the library catalogue, there are four stand-up computers (upper level) and a catalogue-only station (lower level) that are available to all users.

Laptop loans

The Music Library has one Dell Latitude 3480 available for loan:

SD card reader
USB 2.0/3.0
VGA, HDMI video outputs
Audio input/output
The Library laptop is available on a first-come first-served basis – it cannot be booked in advance

Loan period

  • 4 hours, no renewals
  • Laptop must be returned to the Service Desk a minimum of 15 minutes before the Library closes

Overdue laptops

Patrons will be billed 50 cents per hour for overdue laptops. Future laptop loan privileges may also be revoked.

Loss and damage

  • Patrons will be billed a replacement fee of $1900 for a lost laptop.
  • Patrons will be billed for any costs incurred to have damaged laptops repaired.


Foxit PDF Reader, Microsoft Office 2016 on all computers except the catalogue-only station.

Notation software

Sibelius 7 is available on 3 sit down workstations and one laptop computer

Create, edit and print musical scores. Sibelius supports virtually all music notations, enabling even the most complex of scores (such as modern orchestral music) to be reproduced to publication quality. Further, it allows scores to be played back or turned into MIDI or audio files, e.g., to create a CD. A large range of sampled sounds and built-in sample player are included. Sibelius supports any MIDI device.

Finale is available on 3 sit down worstations and one laptop computer

Create, edit, audition, print, and publish the widest variety of musical scores. Finale also offers breathtakingly realistic music playback, and more ways to share music with others. Today’s Finale represents the latest evolution in music notation software, making Finale’s signature freedom and flexibility easy for everyone to use.

Midi keyboard

The library also has a USB Midi keyboard to aid in the task of note entry.


Personal information

All personal information (passwords, saved documents, etc.) is automatically cleared once you log off any of the computers. Please note that documents will not be saved to the computers, so you must remember to save your work to an external drive before logging off.