Music in Dublin City Public Libraries

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Fiddler on the RoofDublin City Public Libraries has a significant music collection with most branches providing a range of music and music literature.

The main body of the collection is located in the Music Library. The library which is located in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, offers an expansive resource for music students and music lovers alike. Whether you are a connoisseur or an occasional dabbler, the music library has a lot to offer free of charge.

The Library makes available in a broad range of formats, either recorded, in the case of CD's, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs & CD ROMs or printed as with Vocal Scores (Opera, Musicals) Miniature Scores, Sheet Music, Libretti and Songbooks (lieder, traditional ballads or modern).

These works include most music genres, Traditional Irish, Popular Music, Easy Listening, Country Music, Jazz, World Music, Sacred and Classical Music to name but a few.

Other facilities available include CD sampling booths for listening to recordings in the Library, Keyboard self-learning , A Song-Line and CD track database. You can also learn an instrument through the First Notes Collection. A large number of music periodicals can be browsed, with back issues also available.

Music students or those engaged in research find our Music Reference books and Periodical holdings a useful reference tool.

The Music Library also offers Block Loan facilities to Musical Societies and Institutions. In addition to this, the Music Library holds monthly Recitals, Talks and Seminars.

The initiation of the Music Pal scheme which facilitates access to music information and material available across a broad range of libraries and archives throughout the island of Ireland, provides a valuable resource to those undertaking research in music. The Music Pal Access Card is available at the Music Library.

You can contact the staff in the Music Library via telephone (01) 8734333, email or in person. The Music Library is located in the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1.

You'll be glad you called.


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