San Francisco Public Library



Music Online
Music streaming service that includes American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. All ages.
Music Index
A comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present. Includes articles about music, musicians, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals. All ages.
Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection (SFPL)
Index to over 10,000 popular songs from the San Francisco Public Library's Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection. All ages.
Rock’s Backpages
The ultimate archive of music journalism... Over 22,000 classic articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.


San Francisco Symphony – Watch, Listen and Learn
Comprehensive classical music resources from the San Francisco Symphony including videos, podcasts and archival recordings. All ages.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Story of Rock
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum exists to collect, preserve and interpret the impact rock has made on our world. The evolving story of rock can be found on the Rock Hall's blog and feature pages, in addition to videos and galleries that capture the moments that matter in rock and roll. Includes rock and roll news, artist interviews and performance notes. All ages.
MTV Online Radio
Great free music to listen to while doing your homework! It doesn't matter if you like hip-hop, rock, electronic or oldies, there are dozens of free streaming online radio stations to choose from. Within each genre you'll find a wide selection of streaming online radio stations, each fine-tuned by music experts to deliver just the right music to suit your listening tastes or mood.