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 300,000 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 also create your own playlists.

Listen in browser. 

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.)

Listen in browser or download the app*: iOS | Android

*App users must first create an account: click here.

Naxos Music Library - Jazz

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

Listen in browser or download the app*: iOS  | Android

*App users must first create an account: click here

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 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.

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


A comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love. 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.