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Audio and Video: Streaming and Physical Media

Sources for music, spoken word and video online and in our physical collections, how to search for them and where to listen or view.

Music Sources at and via BU

BU Libraries Search covers all our physical audio collections and most of the contents of online sources, subscription or open access. Refine results to audio/video. Our physical collection includes CDs, tapes, and phonodiscs (primarily LPs).

For additional results and more refined searching, go directly to our streaming audio subscription databases.

Free Music Sources from Outside BU


Offers a broad selection of streaming and downloadable media, including current popular hit music, in your browser or through the Hoopla app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Borrow up to 10 items per calendar month without needing to put anything on hold. Free with a Boston Public Library eCard or library card, available to all Massachusetts residents and college students.


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Marci Cohen
Music Library, Mugar Memorial Library


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Holly Mockovak
Mugar Library, 2nd Floor