Library system adds more music streaming to its services

Library system adds more music streaming to its services

Vancouver Island Regional Library adds more than two million audio tracks for users

Music lovers can really score with a new music streaming service available through Vancouver Island Regional Library.

VIRL’s newest digital resource, Naxos Music Library, brings a range of genres of music from around the world to anyone with a library card.

“The Naxos music libraries are a game changer for the many music lovers in our service area,” said Rosemary Bonanno, VIRL executive director, in a press release. “With this new service, VIRL cardholders can stream music from 150 countries, access over 100,000 jazz recordings, listen to the world’s best classical music and download more than 35,000 printable music scores.”

Naxos Music consists of four libraries that includes more than two million tracks of classical, blues, jazz, folk, and world music genres, a jazz-specific library, a world music library featuring 10,000 albums representing 32,000 artists and 1,500 cultural groups from 150 countries, and the Naxos sheet music library from which users can download printable music scores from a database of more than 35,000 works.

The Naxos music libraries are an addition to VIRL’s existing music resources that includes Freegal Music, Hoopla streaming audio, and thousands of CDs available in its physical collection. Apps are available on Android and iOS for the music libraries.

VIRL serves most of Vancouver Island outside of Greater Victoria.

To access Naxos and VIRL’s complete digital music collection, visit virl.bc.ca/digital-films-music-video-games.