Music Collection at DC Public Library

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Music Collection at DC Public Library

For the renovation of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, the majority of our circulating sheet music collection has been put into storage, to ensure this unique collection is preserved and can again be made available upon reopening the central library. During this period of time, there is a small representative collection at the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library, available for checkout. To search our catalog for sheet music, simply type the composer or title of the work you are looking for. You can filter your search results by Format as "Music" 

As a DC Public Library card holder, you also have access to our Alexander Street Collections, which include streaming music, video, digital sheet music, eBooks and images. Visit our databases page via, and search for a particular collection. 

Alexander Street Press Database Collections
  • Classical Scores Online
  • African American Music Reference 
  • Jazz Music Library 
  • Popular Music Library 
  • American Song
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music 
  • Opera in Video 
  • Classical Music in Video 
  • Contemporary World Music 
  • and more! 
Are you looking for music for your D.C. area orchestra, symphony or chamber ensemble? The Kindler Orchestral Score Collection is available for checkout with a library card! 

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