Music Online—Streaming Music in Your Home!

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Now available! Streaming music to your computer, tablet, and other devices!Music Online

Music Online is a rich resource that provides online streaming to thousands of classical, jazz, world, and American roots pieces, and more. Share children's stories and songs with your family.  Watch symphony performances and dance videos.  Find the perfect classical musical score.  And look up music information.

  • Create an individual account to develop and save personal playlists for encore enjoyment. 
  • Cardholders from The Urbana Free Library have access anytime (and anywhere). 
  • All users have access to Music Online and other online resources on public computers in the library. 

As always, library staff are always available to answer questions and listen to your suggestions.   Just call 217-367-4057, email , or stop by a reference desk.


The Collections in Music Online include:

  • American song - country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, R&B, and shape note singing.
  • Classical - all major genres and time periods—from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde. 
  • Jazz - vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, big band music, modern jazz, and more. 
  • Popular -major genres in pop music, including alternative, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, and soundtracks. 
  • World music - musical traditions from almost 170 countries, including an extensive collection of folk music. 
  • Classical scores -more than 45,000 musical scores covering major time periods and genres. 
  • Opera in video - 500 hours of performance captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. 
  • Dance in video - over 600 hours of productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies, including ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary.