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.


Your library membership enables you to access, for free, a varied range of online resources. These are listed alphabetically below.

These free online resources/services are provided to library members for educational, research and other non-commercial uses only, in line with each resource's Terms and Conditions. Please see individual services for specific terms of use statements.

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 book trade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.
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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.
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The National Library of Scotland provides access to a wide range of additional online resources and databases for further study of music and the arts. Registration Required. 
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