Music Department

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

  • Sat., Dec. 23 : Closed Christmas Day (Observed)
  • Sun., Dec. 24 : Closed Christmas Day (Observed)
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
  • Sat., Dec. 30 : Closed New Year's Day (Observed)
  • Sun., Dec. 31 : Closed New Year's Day (Observed)
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Upcoming Events

Free Pop-up Classical Concert Featuring Katherine Skovira & Anna Urrey

Tue, December 19, 2017 5:30 P.M.

Join vocalist Katherine Skovira and flutist Anna Urrey for a free program of music focusing on composers who use otherworldly modes to evoke alien landscapes in space and time and who transform the familiar into fragmented lines and ideas. This  free  concert will unite…

Adult Young Adult Senior Live Performances Music

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.