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NAXOS Music Library

March 2011—Raynor Memorial Libraries announce subscriptions to NAXOS Music Library and NAXOS Spoken Word Library. Noteworthy features of the services follow.

NAXOS Music Library is an extensive online collection of streaming classical music, jazz, folk, opera, world, classic rock and other types of music.

  • Included are more than 50,000 CD-length recordings with the addition of over 800 CD-length recordings every month.
  • A search engine allows users to select music by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre.
  • More than 10,000 composer and artist biographies are included in the database as well as complete catalogs or selected recordings of over 250 independent labels.
  • Other highlights include: music notes, cover artwork, tracklist, instrumentation and publisher information; libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas; glossary, guide to musical terms and work analyses; and a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names.
  • Marquette's subscription allows up to five simultaneous users.

Connect to NAXOS Music here

NAXOS Spoken Word Library

NAXOS Spoken Word Library is a streaming audiobook database comprised of more than 750 American classics, German classics, plays, philosophical works, and musical biographies including notable authors such as Plato, Austen, Bronte, Fitzgerald, Chaucer, Dickens, Shakespeare, Kafka, Nietzsche, Goethe, and many more. New titles are added monthly and featured in the "New Releases" tab.

  • A search engine allows users to select books by keyword, genre, author, language, or search famous quote or phrase with text search.
  • Many recordings are accompanied by on-screen text, designated by this symbol accompanying text
  • Marquette's subscription allows up to five simultaneous users.
  • No minimum user requirements; apps are available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Connect to NAXOS Spoken Word Library here


Questions about these new services may be directed to the Information Desk, (414) 288-7556.