UFLive! presents The Young and the Fretless

This Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. the Library is hosting The Young and The Fretless, a local band that specializes in Appalachian Mountain fiddle tunes.  Have you ever come to a UFLive!

Guitar Effect Pedals @ The Urbana Free Library


Calling all musicians and home recordists! The Urbana Free Library is happy to announce new additions to the Music Equipment Collection: guitar effects pedals! These will be available for checkout next week, but you can place holds now!


New Music Coming Soon!

Check out these librarian- picked favorites coming to the library soon. To see all music titles that are on their way, check out this list. Place your holds now!


Compact Disc

Go Cubs!

Cubs FansI'll be watching Game 7 tonight, hoping, hoping that the Cubbies manage to pull off a mi


This week a documentary film changed my perception of the banjo forever. The film? Béla Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto. I always thought of the banjo as an odd-looking, although fun to listen to, device esteemed by country musicians.

Library of Congress National Recording Registry 2015

Library of Congress National Recording Registry list 2015


Each year the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) selects 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old. Quality copies of these recordings are then processed for preservation by the National Recording Preservation Board.

Watch your music!

Like to listen to tunes? Enjoy delving into facts about your favorite musicians? Do exciting behind-the-scenes musical performances thrill you? Watch a music documentary! Besides music on CD, the library offers an entertaining collection of music on DVD. Some films are concert or music videos, but quite a few are documentaries—real tales of the musical world. Introduce yourself to the lives and motivations of those who’ve lived to perform. Discover firsthand how an album or tour was created.