The Music Collection at Oakland Public Library is located at the Main Library in downtown Oakland:
125 14th Street
Oakland CA 94612
The Oakland Public Library houses over 13,000 circulating music scores, including:
- Chamber music performing scores/parts
- Solo instrumental & vocal repertoire
- Instructional methods
- Play-along CDs with accompanying scores
- Full and miniature/study scores
- Piano/vocal scores for operas, musicals, sacred and popular music
- Choral Music Collection – sacred, secular and holiday choral octavos
Non-circulating songbooks and sheet music collections:
- Popular songbook collection is known throughout Northern California. This collection of songbooks does not circulate. Copies can be made in the library. Although a song index is available, most of this collection can also be searched in the online catalog by songbook title or song title.
- Sheet Music Special Collection is comprised of over 16,000 individual popular songs, classical songs, and popular and classical piano pieces.
- CDs: OPL has over 20,000 CDs system-wide, the largest collection is located at the Main Library, with over 9,000 CDs. New CDs are added to the collection continuously.
- Hoopla – Stream or download movies, full music albums, ebooks, eAudiobooks, and graphic novels with hoopla.
- Vinyl LP recordings: this collection is comprised of over 1900 albums. Although not a browsable collection, the entire archival collection is searchable in the online catalog. For a listing by genre, click here. LPs are no longer purchased or added to the collection.