Art & Music
Freegal is a free music service with access to nearly 13 million songs, Your Calgary Public Library card provides five free downloads per week as well as three hours of streaming per day. Download or stream current and classic songs for free using the mobile app. Learn more about using Freegal, here.
Movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and Android 4.0+ or higher). Your hoopla user account through Calgary Public Library provides three free checkouts a month. Learn how to use hoopla, here.
NOTE: hoopla will no longer be available after November 30, 2018. Calgary Public Library recommends the following eResources instead: Naxos and Freegal for music, Kanopy for movies, and OverDrive for eBooks and digital audiobooks.
Streaming access to the Alexander Street Press databases of classical, jazz, and contemporary world music.
Streaming jazz featuring over a million tracks from the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, Fantasy Jazz and over 260 other labels.
Streaming access to the largest online classical music library with jazz, world and pop/rock selections, plus educational resources.
See our FAQs to learn how to download and use the NML app.
Streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!
Streaming music from over 5000 albums from Smithsonian Folkways, Sony, Arc and Naxos World representing 150 countries and 1500 cultural groups.
Need a quick read? Newsweek, the Economist, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Vanity Fair, Kiplinger's Personal Finance,... read magazines online on your device anytime, download as many as you like and keep them for as long as you like. Our RBdigital FAQs will get you started.
RBdigital also features eAudiobooks and online music lessons with ArtistWorks.