Music Department

The Music Department is temporarily closed.

Upcoming Events

**CANCELED** Virtual Program | ENA ensemble presents: A Different Kind of Song

Sat, March 6, 2021 7:00 P.M.

This event has been canceled,  We apologize for any inconvenience.   ENA ensemble , who brought us the  Serial Opera Project  and the Serial Musical Project are back! Join us for the online premiere of "A Different Kind of Song: Unsung Stories of Black Women in Classical…

VIRTUAL - Racism in Children's Music with Uncle Devin

Wed, March 31, 2021 3:00 P.M.

FREE Digital Event! The Free Library's Music Department  is thrilled to be hosting a free virtual workshop, Racism in Children's Music, with performer  Uncle Devin ! Parents, teachers, librarians and educators will learn about the history of racism in Children's music…


The music department 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 to 10 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 2 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.  Not sure where to start? Check out our FAQ page.