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An audio streaming listening service with complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 640 labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, EMI Classics, Erato, Hänssler Classic, Hungaroton, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. Types of music available include classical, jazz, folk and world.

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An audio streaming listening service offering a wide range of music, from jazz legends to contemporary jazz. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented from over 250 labels, including the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others.

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Over 45,000 original scores from the world’s leading publishers, artists and composers’ works, spanning from medieval to the 21st. century.

Generously funded by The Estate of G. Rex DesBrisay.

Note: The Naxos Sheet Music viewer (free) enables patrons to download, edit and hear music before printing. Scores can be enlarged, redacted, or transposed.

Viewer available on Level 6 of the Central Library.

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Extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts, documentaries. Librettos are included when available.

Generously funded by The Estate of G. Rex DesBrisay.

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Folk music from more than 150 countries, compiled from a range of labels including Smithsonian Folkways and ARC.

Generously funded by The Estate of G. Rex DesBrisay.

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Find breaking news, reviews, opinions and multimedia coverage from the New York Times.
Archived articles: 1851-1922, 1981 to present.

Please ignore the subscription ads, this is a FREE resource for all Vancouver residents.

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A searchable online index of the headings found on individual folders of clippings in our Newspaper Clippings Collection. The focus of the collection is on local and British Columbia issues. The majority of files start in the 1960's with articles taken from the Vancouver Sun and Province and various local community newspapers. It also searches the headings from the Pacific Press Clippings Collection microfiche. Both the clipping files and the Pacific Press microfiche are available on level 5 of the central library

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Find the perfect book with NoveList. A reader's advisory tool including 150,000+ titles for all ages, including book discussion guides, author readalikes, and reading lists.

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A version of NoveList just for children and teens. Trying to figure out what to read next? Enter your favourite title or author, and find recommendations for similar books. Explore hundreds of booklists. Search for forgotten titles by plot or character name. Find out more about your favourite books with discussion guides, reviews and more.

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