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.

Greenwich Library is significantly repurposing and enhancing our Main Building to meet the changing needs of the community. For approximately 10 weeks starting July 22, the Music CDs and Scores will be placed in temporary storage. We recommend accessing our Digital Library to find your favorite streaming and downloadable titles.

Musical Staff Pick

John ScofieldJohn Scofield albums never disappoint and his most recent release, Combo 66, is high on my list of favorites among the jazz guitarist’s releases over the past thirty years. The leader’s string-bending soulfulness, idiosyncratic harmonic sense, and intermittent but effective shredding make for fascinating listening. Most of the songs depart from conventional structure and after a couple of hearings are pleasingly assimilated. – David, Music Librarian

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Music & Fine Arts Courses

Want to explore your love of music at home? Use Great Courses through RBDigital and stream music courses about Beethoven’s Sonatas, music history, sacred music and more.

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Attend the Opera from Home

Music resources at Greenwich LibraryWith your Library card, check out the Naxos Video Library which offers an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, operas, ballets, live concerts, and more.

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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.

Music Periodicals Collection

Greenwich Library’s music magazine collection features a variety of titles, including popular ones like Rolling Stone, Down Beat, and Billboard to more specialized titles such as Opera News, Modern Drummer, and much more. This collection is housed on the second floor across from the CDs. Current issues are for browsing in the Library and back issues can be checked out for one week with no renewals. Check out the full collection here.

The online RBDigital magazine collection also features an assortment of music magazines that you can download and read from your PC or device.

Love Music?

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

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

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Remote Access

Music eNewsletter

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