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 in over 30 different genres for free using the mobile app.
Learn more about using Freegal.
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.
Listen to the largest online classical music library with jazz, world, pop/rock, classical, folk, and blues selections. Stream your favourite songs, or check out the educational resources, including podcasts and graded music exam playlists.
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? From Newsweek to the Economist, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Vanity Fair, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, you can read magazines for free, 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 ArtistWorks, which is a video collection of step-by-step music lessons and art lessons by experts.