Arts

Young Ballerinas Perform Swan Lake 1955
Young Ballerinas Perform Swan Lake 1955

Explore the Arts with our extensive art and music collections, as well as databases and services that you can access for free with your library card online.

Discover & Go allows Berkeley Public Library card holders to reserve and print free tickets to an amazing variety of museums and venues throughout the bay area that the whole family will enjoy.

Music Online, Naxos Classical and Naxos Jazz provide online streaming music, with the option for users to create their own playlists.

Zinio offers gorgeous downloadable magazines for you to read wherever you are.

 

Song Index

Our Song Index  is a collection of over 270 books of sheet music indexed by song title.

It allows title searches to find lyrics and music to many popular, folk, jazz, Broadway, and religious songs.

Find songbooks, lyrics, sheet music, and scores in our collection.  Don't forget to access our online streaming music services!

Special Collections in Art & Music

Art, Music, & Recreation Clip Files
Historic newspaper clippings and ephemera related to Berkeley artists, architects, athletes, cultural institutions, and more. Download a list of the file headings for the A&M Clip Files.


Slide Collection
Art & Music has the only publicly-accessible circulating slide collection in the Bay Area, containing 25,000 images from early cave painting to contemporary installation art.
 

The numbering system for CDs at BPL is designed for you to browse by music genre.
Click on the box title for a list of music genres and come browse your favorites today!