Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just getting started, the Carnegie Library Music Department is here to help.
Our staff of music librarians provide music services to a vast range of musicians, researchers and enthusiasts. We offer an extensive collection of sound recordings, printed music, databases and special collections, as well as workshops and musical instruments to assist you in getting started on your musical journey.
Musical Instrument Lending Library
Music Special Collections
The Music Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is one of the outstanding public library music collections in the United States. The Department’s historic music collections include numerous special files and indexes that cover all aspects of music, including material related to music and musicians in the Pittsburgh area. Books, scores, periodicals, and scrapbooks from the libraries of 19th and 20th century Pittsburgh musicians form a historical base for the collection.
For a list of unique Pittsburgh music resources, see Music Special Collections.
For access to these resources, call the Music Department at 412.622.3105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
In addition to our Special Collections, the Music Department offers a wide range of streaming music and research databases. A complete, annotated list can be found on our Music Research Resources page.
STACKS is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s continuously growing collection of music from local Pittsburgh artists. Tracks are available to stream or for download with a valid library card.
Questions? Contact the Music Department at 412.622.3105 or email email@example.com.
For updates on classes and programs sign up for our monthly Music, Film & Audio eNewsletter, or contact the Music Department for more information.