Christchurch City Libraries has more than 20,000 CDs, tapes, LPs and DVDs as well as thousands of music scores, music books and magazines and online music streaming services.
This page links to relevant pages and resources for those who want to listen to music, and those who want to read more about music related topics, and music learners.
We have a range of music eResources including:
- Alexander Street Music Online (streaming)
- Naxos Music Library (streaming)
- Naxos Music Library World (streaming)
- Rock's Backpages
Find music in our collection
We have an extensive collection covering classical, rock, pop, jazz, film, musicals, ethnic, country, and more.
Music CD collections are found in our libraries except Akaroa, Aranui, Diamond Harbour, Little River, Lyttelton, Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library, and Parklands. Our LP collection is held in a storage facility and may be requested. There is also a range of music DVDs available for borrowing across the network.
- New titles – Audio / Video
- Music magazines
- Music eMagazines in RBdigital Magazines
- New titles – Music and musicians
New Zealand and Christchurch music
Explore our New Zealand and Christchurch music resources.
Explore our music resources
- Advert music
- Some New Zealand ads and the music used on them.
- Christmas music
- Links and catalogue searches for Christmas music – contemporary and traditional.
- Classical music collections
- Explore our collection of classical music recordings, online resources and scores.
- Image collection: music
- Browse photographs old and new of music related subjects.
- Learning music
- Music tuition options from community information directory CINCH and links to library resources and learn–to–play materials.
- Learning a musical instrument
- Resources to help music learners.