Music in Dublin City Libraries
Published on 22nd June 2022
The main body of the music collection is located in the Music Library in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre. This 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. Drop by and pay us a visit today!
The library has a broad range of formats:
- Blu-Ray discs
- Vocal Scores (Opera, Musicals)
- Miniature Scores
- Sheet Music
- Songbooks (lieder, traditional ballads or modern)
Most music genres are catered for:
- Traditional Irish
- Popular Music
- Rock Music
- Easy Listening
- Country Music
- World Music
- Classical Music
Other facilities available include:
- a turntable for listening to vinyl recordings in the Library
- Keyboard self-learning on our full length electronic keyboard.
- You can also learn an instrument through the First Notes Collection which is a large collection of self-tuition materials in print and multimedia formats. 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 Recitals, Talks and Seminars.
Contact the Music Library - T: 01 8734333 / E: [email protected]
Other Music Resources at Dublin City Libraries
- Creative Studio at Ballyfermot
- Free music streaming with Freegal
- Free music streaming with Naxos Music Library
- Medici.tv is the world's leading classical music channel featuring hundreds of concerts, operas, and ballets
- ArtistWorks for Libraries is a fantastic resource which provides free music and voice instruction
- The Great Courses online courses for aspiring musicians
- Music Lending for teenagers at Pearse Street Library and Ballyfermot Library
- Music Magazines
- Music reference online
If you don’t have a library card, contact your local library and they will help you to join; see here for more information on library membership.
If you have any queries or if you registered online and can’t access any of these resources, you can also contact us at [email protected].