State Library’s music collection includes scores, popular songbooks, performance sets, sheet music and sound recordings. Our online eresources for music include Music Online and Oxford Music Online.

Music students, professional musicians, music groups and hobbyist musicians will all find something of interest in this collection. State Library members can borrow from most of the following music collections.

Discover our music collections

Music scores

We collect classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk music, including complete works of important composers.

Performance sets

Access large sets with performing parts for full orchestras, concert bands, and multiple copies for choirs. 

Australian sheet music

Contains over 1,500 commemorative items about Australian people and places, war songs, events, and TV themes.  

Sound recordings

All major genres and periods of music are represented, including early music, classical, jazz, blues, rock, popular and world music.

Hymnology collection

Access hymn books for most Christian denominations, including Australian and foreign languages hymnbooks.

Music map of Queensland

This map showcases State Library’s interesting collection of music scores written about particular places. Come on a musical journey through Queensland by exploring the map and discover the musical stories relating to compositions set in diverse landscapes from the wet tropics to the inland deserts. From Billy Maloney to Richard Mills, experience for yourself how different composers express the unique character of different places.