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Music: Audio & Video

Subject guide for music research, including databases, scores, audio/video
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2024 10:24 AM

Music Audio & Video

Guide to finding recordings in the library (CDs, DVDs, LPs, cassettes, etc.) and streaming media subscriptions provided by the UB Libraries.

In the Library

The Music Library has music recordings on CD, LP (vinyl), and cassettes. We also have music-related videos on VHS and DVD. We have equipment in the library available to play all of these formats. You may also check out items kept at the circulation desk. Media needs to be requested at the desk. You can browse by using the library catalog, and provide us with the call number to get the item. As always, if you need assistance finding a recording or video or want more browsing tips, please ask a librarian.

Browsing media in the Catalog

  • Select Catalog under Find Library Materials
  • Hit Search (you don't need to type anything in)
  • Look for facets to the left of the screen. If you are on a mobile device you will need to switch to full site view.
  • Under Location, select Music Library
  • Under Format, select more...
  • Select Music Recording, or other format you are looking for. You may need to click more... to see all options.

You can use any of those limits after you do a search, too. After you search, you can sort results by title, date, or call number.


The UB Libraries subscribe to two streaming music databases, DRAM and NAXOS and to several streaming video and sound recording platforms. We ask that when you are done with NAXOS, please log out or close your mobile app to free up space for another listener. Streaming media databases with music content:


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