Music score collection

The collection includes the complete works of important composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. State Library has a large collection of performance sets for orchestras, bands and choirs. We also hold more than 2000 popular songbooks. You can search pop, rock and folk song titles in the catalogue to find the songbook you need.

May I borrow music?

The State Library score collection is a lending collection. Most scores can be borrowed and borrowing is free of charge. Find out more about borrowing from the State Library's collections.

Did you know?

State Library has over 50 different versions of Australia's most famous song Waltzing Matilda, including a version for piano accordion, and some variations for flute, guitar and piano.

If you are looking for a piece to play, or a score for research, check the State Library catalogue - you will probably find it here.

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