Online resources - Arts and Music
Listen to millions of music tunes or research for interviews, biographies, concert reviews and study information with resources available from the library.
provides access to millions of music tracks from over 25000 labels for library members 12+ to download and stream for free with their library card. Parental guidance advised for 12 to 16 year olds as some tracks may contain explicit content. Access from anywhere.
John Johnson Collection
provides a unique insight into everyday life in eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain through digitised printed ephemera. Topics include 19th Century entertainment, the booktrade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.Access from anywhere.
offers one of the most comprehensive jazz collections available to stream for free online. With thousands of tracks and albums and jazz artists of all genres, there's something for every jazz music lover to listen to. Access from anywhere.
offers the most comprehensive collections of classical music available online. With tracks and albums to stream online, study information, resources and guided tours, there's something for everyone. Access from anywhere.
Oxford Art Online
is an authoritative resource detailing the world of art and artists. Incorporating Grove Art, as well as Benezit Dictionary of Artists, users can browse articles on a wide range of subjects, including history, styles and biographies.Access from anywhere.
Oxford Music Online
offer users the chance to explore Grove Music and many other works to discover detail on the music industry; including record labels, performers and the many different genres of music from early roots to the modern era. Access from anywhere.
covers all genres of popular music from the 1950s to the present: from Abba to Zappa and Aaliyah to ZZ Top. With over 25000 full text articles including interviews, features, album and concert reviews. Access from anywhere.
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