Full-text articles on all major areas of fine, decorative, and commercial art including: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film, architecture, fashion and more. App is available for Apple iOs and Android devices. Beginning in July 2017, Ebsco will no longer support Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 due to security risks.
Art & Music
Freegal is a free music service with access to over 11 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). Temporary download is also available using the hoopla app. As of December 1, 2016 your hoopla user account through Calgary Public Library provides three checkouts a month. Learn how to use hoopla, here. Partially funded by Public Library Services Branch, Alberta Municipal Affairs.
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.
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 online guide to orchestral and chamber music
Streaming music from over 5000 albums from Smithsonian Folkways, Sony, Arc and Naxos World representing 150 countries and 1500 cultural groups.