Monday, February 2, 2009

Libraries: Not Just for Books, Part IV

The following is the fourth part in a five part series on services offered at the library that most people might not think about when they think of their local library (or librarian!)

What do Chopin, T Bone Burnett, and Twilight (the motion picture soundtrack) have in common? They are available for Music CDborrow from the King County Library System. In addition to traditional formats, like CDs, some music titles are available for download for a limited period of time.

Audio collections range from the latest Top 40 offerings to world music to choral performances. In partnership with KPLU, the system also brings the best in high school jazz for western Washington.

Smithsonian Global Sound Your library account also allows you to access to the Smithsonian Global Sound collection. Listening to music from all over the world and eras of time, plus recordings from W.E.B. Du Bois, Margaret Mead, and Sir Edmund Hillary can be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Purchases from this collection continue to support the collection's mission.

More information about the Library's music collection can be accessed on the King County Library System's website.



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