Music

The State Library of Queensland's music collection is comprised of books and magazines, scores, sheet music, song albums and sound recordings. We also provide access to electronic music resources.

Music on the map

Come on a musical journey through Queensland and discover the musical stories set in diverse landscapes from the wet tropics to the inland deserts.

Music score collection

More than 40 000 scores are available for loan, covering all periods of music. Genres include classical, pop, jazz, folk, hymnology and early music.

Popular songbooks

Our popular songbooks include jazz, pop, rock, rap, blues, country and many more.

Performance sets

For orchestras, bands and choirs.

Hymnology

Contains hymn books for most Christian denominations in English and in other languages.

Sheet music collection

The State Library has sheet music from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and modern (1920s+) eras. We also hold more than 800 pieces of sheet music of Australian subject matter and commemorative value.

Library membership

State Library of Queensland provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card (formerly known as an e-services card).

Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.