Whether you're a music student or just a music lover, the Library has rich resources for your research and learning needs. Use these listening guides, review and reference sources to discover on your own.

See also: Online Music

Library Databases

Classical Music Library

Listen online to over one million tracks of classical music. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. You can even create your own playlist.

Naxos Music Library

Listen online to nearly two million tracks of various music genres: classical, blues, jazz, folk and world music. Not compatibile with mobile devices.

Naxos Music Library – Jazz

All jazz, all the time. Listen online to an entire album or search for your favourite song or performer. Not compatibile with mobile devices.

On the Shelf

Music -- History and Criticism

History of music from Baroque to Jazz.

Music Appreciation

Improve your music listening skills.

Sound recordings -- Reviews

Guides to the best recorded music.

On the Web


Claims to be "the most comprehensive music reference source on the planet." Covers virtually every musical genre, with discographies, biographies, articles, criticism and more.


Musicovery provides an online music discovery and listening experience. Create a playlist based on your mood, a genre or an artist.


News, reviews, and interviews – with a focus on new independent music.