Music Collection

The Library has strong circulating and reference collections in music biography, as well as popular and classical music history. The score collection consists of 15,000 scores and songbooks, the largest public library collection in Rhode Island; all songbooks are indexed in a song index. The music collection contains miniature scores, chamber music in parts, How-to books for musical instruments, and is particularly strong in piano and vocal music.

A piano room and listening area are located on the 1st floor.

Music Resources

Music Links selected by PPL librarians



I Hear Music

Classical Music

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)



Putumayo World Music

Celestial Harmonies

Harmonia Mundi

Worldwide Internet Music Resources

Yahoo Music Indices