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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Music Resources

The Music Collection of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is one of the outstanding public library music collections in the United States. In addition to our panorama of web resources which includes streaming music, we hold close to 85,000 books and scores; 28,000 recordings; 400 periodical, newsletter and serial titles; thousands of videos and DVDs; and numerous historical collections, 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. Subject specialist librarians are available to assist you. A digital piano is available during library hours for individual use.

Pittsburgh Music Collections 

Special collections in the Music Department include oral histories, clippings files, sheet music indexes, concert programs, archival material, vinyl records, CD's, and more. Please visit our website for the indexes to these collections:


For access to these resources, please call the Music Department at 412.622.3114 or email 

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