Local collections

Archives Collections from the Olnick Rare Book Room

Archival material documents the creative activity of composers and performers associated with the University and the city. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, programs, photographs and recordings of artists such as John Beckwith, Talivaldis Kenins, Udo Kasemets, the Hart House String Quartet and Kathleen Parlow.

Performance Music Database

This collection supports the programs of the Faculty's ensembles.

Borrowing is limited to members of Orchestras Canada, members of Choirs Ontario, members of The Faculty of Music Jazz Ensembles, Concert Band and Music Education Ensembles respectively.

For individual orchestral parts, consult also The Orchestra Musician's CD-ROM Library at the Music Library Circulation Desk. For single copies of choral works, search the UTL catalogue, and the Sheet Music database.

Sheet Music Database

This collection includes songs, piano pieces and method books in sheet music format, mostly issued 1800-1950, plus single examples of choral octavo. It is generally available for copying, but is non-circulating.

Long Play/Vinyl Record Database

This database includes records catalogued by the Music Library since 1995. LP/Vinyl discs catalogued before 1995 are represented only in the card catalogue in the Library.

78rpm Record Database

This database includes 78rpm records held by the Music Library.

Music Library Collection at the Internet Archive

Digitized scores, in the public domain, from the Music Library's collection.