Music at the Library
The Library is a great place to find the music you love and to explore new sounds. You can download free music, listen to streaming radio, or even browse are large collection of CDs!
Use our Download Music service to download up to three MP3 songs per week from Sony Music’s extensive catalog. Hundreds of thousands of songs in over 100 genres of music are available to download. All the music is free and can be kept forever (no due dates!).
Check Out These Music Databases the Library Has to Offer!
Songs "from American's past," including tracks by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Search by artist, album, genre, instrument, or historical event.
Classical Music Library
This collection of classical music recordings includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Genres include choral works, symphonies, operas, contemporary, chamber, instrumentals, etc. Download and purchase tracks (home users only) and create and share playlists.
Contemporary World Music
Music "of all regions from every continent," including reggae, worldbeat, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, sacred, bossa nova, celtic, etc.
Access thousands of full-text articles covering more than 5,000 years of music history; including instruments, terms, composers, institutions, performers, patrons, and genres.
Jazz Music Library
Thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
Search five (American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound) music databases simultaneously.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
This encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions includes tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. Browse by country, genre, cultural group, language, instrument, etc.
Do you still enjoy browsing a collection of CDs to find music? No problem! Hop on down to the Popular Library on the first floor of the South building to browse our music collection.