Inside the Marvin Duchow Music Library witjh a view of the Golden Violin

Marvin Duchow Music Library

The Marvin Duchow Music Library provides resources and services to support the performance, composition, research, and teaching programs of the Schulich School of Music. One of the most important academic music collections in Canada, the Library holds more than 200,000 scores, recordings, books, journals, and online resources. 

The Music Library occupies three floors in the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building and offers students a variety of different spaces, from silent study zones to collaborative work areas. The Library’s knowledgeable staff offer assistance with locating performance and research materials as well as music reference and information literacy services. Music students can borrow an extensive range of audiovisual equipment at the 4th-floor AV Hub, from recording devices to laptops with specialized music software. The Gertrude Whitley Performance Library, located on the 5th floor, provides ensemble materials in support of performance and pedagogy at the Schulich School of Music. 

Special collections, including manuscripts, textual documents, and ephemera are housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Room. The Audiovisual Archives contain collections in a variety of audio and video formats, from cylinders to digital assets. For more information about these or other collections, please visit our special collections page or contact a Library staff member for assistance. 


Contact us:

Marvin Duchow Music Library

Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
527 Sherbrooke Street West, enter via 3rd Floor
514-398-4695 | music.library [at] 


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