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Downloadable Music

Freegal™ Music Service

This site provides access to millions of songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Download five free music tracks (MP3 format) from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Log in with your library barcode number and PIN.


Free movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music albums. Enjoy on your computer (streaming) or through the Hoopla app for Android or iOS devices (stream or download).

Streaming Music

These require a perpetual connection to the Internet as the music is streamed and not downloaded as a file that you can copy to your computer or portable device. They require a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card for remote access.


American Song

Remote Access (CLP Card)
This site contains over 12,000 tracks (with more added regularly) that illustrate our country’s history through music. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children and many others are included. Of particular interest is the index by historical event. African American Song is also a part of American Song.

Classical Music Library

Remote access (CLP Card)
This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more.

Contemporary World Music

Remote access (CLP Card)
A new addition, this site aims to be one that “delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent.” Currently this constantly growing site features over 8,000 tracks of music from around the world.

DRAM Online
Digital Recordings of American Music

Library Access
CLP-Main Only
NO Remote Access
A scholarly resource of recordings, including liner notes and essays, from New World Records, Composers Recordings (CRI) and other labels such as Albany, Frog Peak, Mode, and XI. (Only available within the Main Library of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.)

Jazz Music Library

Remote access (CLP Card)
With over 130,000 tracks and featuring labels such as Fantasy and Prestige, Jazz Music Library is one of the largest collections of streaming jazz online.

Music Online

Remote access (CLP Card)
Explore all of our Alexander Street Press music databases via the Music Online interface. This portal lets you search and use materials from American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound without having to jump from database to database.
Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Remote access (CLP Card)
Listen to classical, jazz and world music online.
You must click "log-out" when exiting this database or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.
Naxos Music Library: Jazz

Naxos Music Library: Jazz

Remote access (CLP Card)
Listen to streaming audio of jazz music.
You must click "log-out" when exiting this database or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.

Opera in Video

Remote access (CLP Card)
Watch opera on demand with streaming video of great operas from the Baroque period through the 20th century as well as interviews and documentaries focusing on opera.
This resource will only be available through June 30, 2015

Smithsonian Global Sound

Remote access (CLP Card)
Listen to world, folk and traditional music online.

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