Library Databases


Naxos Music Library

Complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 800 classical music labels including Chandos, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Erato, Finlandia, Hänssler Classic, Harmonia Mundi, Hungaroton, LSO Live, Marco Polo, Naxos, New York Philharmonic, Nimbus, Nonesuch, RCA,, Sony Classical, Teldec, Universal Classics, Warner Classics, and Parlophone (former EMI Classics.)

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Naxos Music Library - Jazz

All jazz, all the time. Listen online to an entire album or search for your favourite song or performer.

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Naxos Music Library - World Music

Stream a wide range of world music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music. Almost 10,000 albums available, representing over 32,000 artists, 1500 cultural groups and 150 countries. Includes the complete Smithsonian Folkways catalogue. Not compatible with mobile devices.

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Listen online to recordings of classic novels, abridged fiction, plays and poetry. Something for all ages. Not compatible with mobile devices.

Naxos Video Library

This streaming video library offers classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform. Not compatible with mobile devices.

Naxos Works Database - Currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

An online catalogue of classical music works, with a wealth of detail like duration, instrumentation, publisher and work introductions. Includes biographical information about composers.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

A six-volume survey the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries on major concepts, movements and thinkers. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

North Shore Authors Collection

West Vancouver Memorial Library, North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver District Public Library will be launching a new collection to showcase gifted North Shore authors beginning fall 2019. Emerging and established writers are invited to apply to have their book featured featured in this collection through the North Shore Authors Collection website. Applications for this year are now closed. 

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus, a readers’ guide to fiction and nonfiction including audiobooks, provides access to information on over 200,000 titles. Find titles by subject or genre and get reviews and summaries. Includes series, book discussion guides, reading lists and more. Great information for avid readers and book clubs.