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Music Resources

Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just getting started, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Music Department is here to help.

Our staff of music librarians provide music services to a wide range of musicians, researchers and enthusiasts. We offer an extensive collection of books, printed music, sound recordings, databases, special collections, and musical instruments to assist you on your musical journey.

Musical Instrument Lending Library

Explore Our Collection of Musical Instruments

Music Special Collections

The Music Department at CLP – Main houses historical material related to music groups, organizations and societies, educators, conductors, composers and musicians in Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding area. Collections include vinyl records, original correspondence, music manuscripts, concert programs, oral histories, newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, and scrapbooks.

Explore Music Special Collections.

Music Department Tours

Schedule a tour of the Music Department. Music librarians can help you and your students:

  • Explore music scores
  • Play electronic instruments
  • Search for music resources in the catalog and databases
  • Research a music topic
  • Discover historical materials in the Pittsburgh music archives

Click here to Schedule a Tour and select a Children’s Tour, Teen Tour or Adult Tour.

Music Research Databases

The Music Department offers a wide range of streaming music and research databases. A complete list can be found on the Music Research Resources page.


STACKS is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s collection of music from local Pittsburgh artists. Tracks are available to stream or download with a library card.

Questions? Contact the Music Department at 412.622.3105 or email

For updates on classes and programs sign up for our monthly Music, Film & Audio eNewsletter, or contact the Music Department for more information.

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