The Greater Victoria Public Library officially launched the Naxos music library streaming service on Oct. 21. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Public Library)

Greater Victoria Public Library music streaming service officially a go

Genres include world, jazz, pop and rock

The Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) officially launched its streaming music collection on Saturday at the Langford Heritage Branch.

The collection itself features more than 132,000 albums and two million tracks. Genres include world, jazz, pop and rock. The program also features composer biographies, a glossary of musical terms, opera libretti and synopses.

READ MORE: Greater Victoria Public Library announces new music streaming service

Daphne Wood, director of communications and development with GVPL said there is also a partnership with Pacific Opera.

“We are going to add access to our culture and recreation program which already exists in 2018 so that people will be able to go and attend the opera if they have a library card,” she said. “They can borrow that as part of our pass program.”

Woods said the streaming service came through an anonymous donor who wanted to share their love of music with Greater Victoria.

“We were delighted when they expressed an interest,” she said. “Anybody in the community can enjoy this collection. It’s not something that you have to cue up for or wait for access for, you can just enjoy it.”

Those that want a library card to access the streaming service can go into a branch get a card or also visit the GVPL’s website and get a library card online. All you need to access the streaming service is your library card number and your password.

Wood said the library will have the subscription service for two years. They will then evaluate how the community felt about the subscription. So far, Wood said the public has expressed excitement over the new service.

“Extremely happy,” she said. “We’ve never been able to offer a selection as diverse and deep as this one. This is a first for us.”

For more information visit gvpl.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

jessica.fedigan@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Local tongue-in-cheek opportunists flog snow huts

‘Executive’ and ‘eco-friendly’ one-bedrooms pop up on Craigslist and Used Victoria

Province urges backcountry adventurers to stay safe this weekend

Search and rescue responded to 28 incidents last Family Day weekend

Snow storms prompt reminders to prepare for emergencies

Province reminds public of essential supplies

Langford could soon be seeing its first retail cannabis store

Clarity Cannabis BC Ltd. gets province’s approval

West Shore fundraiser serves up hope for kids with food allergies

Proceeds assist Oral Immunotherapy Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read