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  • May 10, 2011
    The Library of Congress has launched the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. For more information, see the press release.
  • April 4, 2011
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 is Muslim World Music Day. Read more about this live online effort here.
  • March 18, 2011
    Check out two new Web sites hosted by the Library of Congress on its Performing Arts Encyclopedia.
  • March 18, 2011
    Check out these albums available as free downloads: All Day by Girl Talk Nostalgia, Ultra by Frank Ocean
  • February 23, 2011
    We have trial access to Alexander Street Press's Classical Scores Library; the trial runs through 22 April 2011.  To access this database, visit   During the trial period, access is available on campus only.
  • February 16, 2011
    Cornell now has a subscription to . To access the subscription (Cornell users only), use the link in the catalog record or the link on the Streaming Audio & Video section of this web site. Several areas of (non-subscription access) allow free access to live webcasts of performances from classical music festivals all over the world.
  • December 13, 2010
    The Music Library will maintain regular operating hours through 5:00p, Friday, 17 December 2010.  December-January Interim hours are as follows: Saturday-Sunday, 18-19 December:  ClosedMonday-Thursday, 20-23 December:  9:00a-5:00pFriday-Sunday, 24 December-2 January: ClosedMonday-Friday, 3-7 January:  9:00a-5:00pSaturday-Sunday, 8-9 January:  ClosedMonday-Friday, 10-14 January:  9:00a-5:00pSaturday-Sunday, 15-16 January:  ClosedMonday-Friday, 17-21 January:  9:00a-5:00pSaturday-Sunday, 22-23 January:  Closed Regular hours resume at 9:00a on...
  • September 13, 2010
    We have added access to the RIPM Full-Text Online Archive to our existing RIPM subscription.  Use the RIPM database to access those journals that are available as full-text scans:  look for the icon in citations. More information about RIPM and the Full-Text Online Archive is available at    
  • August 19, 2010
    Alexander Street Press and Naxos provide options for accessing their streaming audio databases via your mobile devices. Alexander Street Go to Music Online (search in the catalog, or find the link on the "Music Databases" page) and choose an album/track. From the play screen, click the mobile icon - - usually found immediately to the left of the album title. If you have an Android or an iPhone, you can send the link directly to your device; other devices require that you send the link from a workstation. The links are valid for 48 hours. For more information, a link to Alexander Street’s...
  • August 19, 2010
    The Music Library subscribes to a variety of streaming audio and video databases including: Database of Recorded American Music Music Online (includes the following) American Song Classical Music Library Contemporary World Music Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Jazz Music Library Opera in Video Smithsonian Global Sound Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library. Jazz Naxos Video Library