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Naxos Music Library button Classical and World Music Library

The LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC MUSIC LIBRARY from Naxos is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 82,850 albums with more than 1.2 million tracks, including standard and rare repertoire.  The library offers catalogues or selected titles from classical, jazz, and world music labels. Classic pop and rock music are also represented.

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The JAZZ MUSIC LIBRARY from Naxos offers a mix of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. Recordings of more than 32,000 artists are represented. To watch a video overview of the Jazz Music Library - click here.

Getting Started:

  • You will need a computer with internet access.
  • If you are INSIDE the Library, click Browse Music Library or Browse Jazz Library and you will be taken directly to the Music Library pages.
  • If you are OUTSIDE the Library, click Browse Music Library or Browse Jazz Library and you will be prompted to enter your Library card number or username, and password. Enter the information and click Log In.
  • To listen on your smartphone or other mobile device, you will need the free app and a Playlist account. First create the Playlist account in an internet browser, then download the app and sign in with your Playlist username and password. Click here for more on creating a Playlist account.
Android* App
Naxos Music app for iPhone
Naxos Jazz app for iPhone
Naxos Music app for Android
Naxos Jazz app for Android


David M. Schneider

The creation of the Free Public Music Library has been made possible through donations to the Library Foundation in memory of David M. Schneider, a 31-year-old Louisville musician who died in March 2013. To read more about David Schneider or to make a donation to support the music library in his memory - click here, or call the Library Foundation at 574-1654.

Last Updated: 02/11/22