Music Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5316

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 4/15 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 4/16 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/17 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/18 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed
Thursday, 4/19 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/20 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 4/21 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Wednesday had hour changes – Professional Development Staff Meeting
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., May. 28 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Wed., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 3 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 8 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sun., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
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Upcoming Events

Crossing Voices: a Free Performance-Workshop on Arranging Music

Wed, May 2, 6:00 P.M.

A rare opportunity to explore the creative process of arranging and interpreting with Trio St. Bernard as your cover band! Crossing Voices is a…

Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society - Free Performance

Sat, May 26, 1:00 P.M.

Join us in the Montgomery Auditorium.  Unleash your imagination and witness a spellbinding eastern opera solo by the Philadelphia Chinese…

Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion / PRISM Quartet with Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey

Mon, Jun 4, 6:30 P.M.

Free Performance!  June 4th at Parkway Central Library in the Montgomery Auditorium The PRISM Quartet presents Color Theory 2.0:…

The library owns one of the largest collections of music and dance materials in the country, with over 100,000 volumes. The department lends piano vocal scores of operas, Broadway musicals, choral music, folk, jazz and popular music. Classical performance music is available for loan in scores and parts for chamber ensembles of up to10 instruments in the Chamber Music Collection. Study scores of large works are available as well as scores for individual instruments and ensembles. The collection includes books on music and dance history and criticism; theory and performance technique; musical instruments; biographies of musicians and composers, dancers and choreographers. An extensive reference collection of LP and CD recordings can be played on 6 listening stations in the department. The sheet music collections contain over 250,000 popular, classical and folk titles from the colonial era to the present day.