Music Information

Music Collection

The Music Collection at Greenwich Library includes books, magazines, sound recordings, music scores, libretti, electronic databases and streaming audio/visual media. The Library shelves hold more than 26,000 CDs from all genres, which can be enjoyed at listening stations. Streaming and downloadable music are also available for cardholders.

Peterson Concert: Catherine Russell

On Sunday, February 4 at 3:30 pm, hear from genuine jazz and blues singer Catherine Russell as part of the Library’s continuing Peterson Concert Series. Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920’s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor.

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Peterson Concert: John Pizzarelli

On Sunday, February 18 at 3:30 pm, John Pizzarelli, established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, will take the stage as part of the Library’s ongoing Peterson Concert Series. Pizzarelli’s repertoire includes the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and the Beatles.

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Streaming Music with Your Library Card

Download and stream music from hundreds of music labels with Hoopla using your Library card; available for Apple or Android. For great music spanning medieval to modern, check out the Naxos Music Library; available for Apple or Android. Stream an impressive collection of Jazz music online via our Naxos Music Library Jazz collection.

Watch Music Documentaries Online

With your Greenwich Library card, check out Kanopy, an online movie streaming service. A broad and diverse selection of music documentaries can be found on Kanopy. It’s a great place to catch up on the classics or finally see those hard to find rarities. Check out this great list of rock docs that have stood the test of time.

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Attend the Opera from Home

With your Greenwich Library card, check out the Naxos Video Library, which offers an extensive video library of classical music performances, operas, ballets, live concerts, and more that you can stream right to your computer or mobile device. For music lovers, download sheet music to all of your favorite songs – classical, pop, classic rock, and more – for piano, vocals, and guitar.

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Librettos at the Library

Are you going to the opera soon and need a refresher or an introduction to a specific piece of work? The Greenwich Library has a collection of libretto’s that might be able to help you out. A libretto is the text which is set to music to make an opera. Libretto means “little book” in Italian, your average libretto is is quite short. But because singing a sentence takes about three times longer than saying it, a “little book,” when set to music, becomes a full evening in the theater.

Located on the second floor, libretto’s circulate for three weeks and can be renewed up to four times so that you can make sure that you are all set for the big night.

Take a look at the collection here.

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Check out our events calendar to find out what music events are happening soon!

Greenwich Library Concert Series

The Library hosts many concerts throughout the year. The Friends Cole Concert series and Peterson Concert series feature a wide variety of performers and musical styles. The Ashforth Children’s series brings renowned performers in live concerts for the youngest of listeners and the Byram and Cos Cob libraries also offer a wide range of music programs. Click here for the Library’s upcoming concert schedule.

Music Databases

Download and stream full music albums from hundreds of music labels. Download the iPhone app or Andriod app for mobile use.

Explore hoopla

Listen to great music spanning medieval to modern – classical, jazz, electronic, world music, etc.

Explore the Naxos Music Library

Get the App

Stream one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online.

Explore the Naxos Music Library Jazz

Get the App

Watch the world’s greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras, and artists perform on demand.

Explore the Naxos Video Library (Remote Access requires a Greenwich or Perrot Library card number)

Download and print over 35,000 pieces of sheet music, which includes a vast selection of chamber and solo pieces.

Explore the Naxos Sheet Music Library (Remote access requires a Greenwich or Perrot Library card number)

A music information resource with indexing, abstracts, and selected full text from many sources, covering the scholarly to the popular.

Access Database in Library

*Only accessible from library

Contains information on instruments, music and musicians, including guides to different periods and styles.

Access Database in Library

Remote Access

Music eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest music programs and concerts by subscribing to the Library’s Music eNewsletter.