Music Department

Third Floor, McKim Building, Central Library
Contact via 617-536-5400

Please visit our hours page for current Music Department hours.


"Tessie." Words & Music by Will R. Anderson. New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1902.

Tessie was the song that Red Sox Fans sang during the 1903 world series.

BPL’s Arts Department at the Central Library in Copley Square is anticipated to be temporarily closed from Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23 while the department is relocated to another part of the building. During this move arts materials, including city blueprints and special collections, will be unavailable. We anticipate reopening the Arts Department in its new location in the Washington Room on the second floor of the McKim building on Saturday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

About the Music Department

Frequently Asked Questions

Music Internet Links

Special Collections in the Music Department

Electronic Resources in the Music Department