Music Collection at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library

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Music Collection at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library

Sheet Music, Records and Beyond!

Did you know that the MLK Jr. Memorial Library has a large collection of sheet music, instrumental instruction books, vocal scores for opera and musical theater, chamber music and miniature scores? There are thousands of scores including classical music, jazz, pop, gospel, and folk songs, just to name a few.

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 "Printed Music Score." 

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As a DC Public Library card holder, you also have access to our new Alexander Street Press Database 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
  • Online Classical Scores 
  • 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! 

For more information, please call 202-727-1291. Or better yet, visit the music collection in room 207.