Films and music

The State Library provides access to video streaming for members through Kanopy. This includes educational videos specially created for children.

Music and information about music and musicians is accessible through a variety of platforms. The WA New Music archive specifically represents and promotes local musicians. Classical music and related information can be found in the Naxos music library, while Grove Music Online and Oxford History of Western Music provide resources for music research.

Kanopy provides the State Library and WA Public Libraries members access to a collection of films - including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows library members to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on their computer or mobile device with no holds or waiting.

Oxford Music Online is derived from the Grove Music Encyclopaedia and provides detailed information about musicians, specific works, music instruments and musical styles.

Access Type
With a State Library card

Oxford Music Online is derived from the Grove Music Encyclopaedia and provides detailed information about musicians, specific works, music instruments and musical styles.

Access Type
Within the SLWA Building
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows library members to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on their computer or mobile device with no holds or waiting.
Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

Kanopy provides the State Library and WA Public Libraries members access to a collection of films - including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card
Kanopy Kids provides access TV series, learning languages, animated storybooks, Anime favourites, classic films and family movies to suitable for children.
Access Type
With a State Library card

Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide is a resource for anyone who deals with or operates within any facet of Australian media industry with information for over 25,000 media contacts and 3,000 media outlets.

Access Type
With a State Library card

Naxos Music Library is a collection of music tracks you can listen to, including the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues including classical music, historical recordings, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music with notes on the works played, composers or artists.

Access Type
Freely accessible to all
Noongar Boodjar has information and learning resources about the Noongar language and dialects, including resources and books on Noongar culture.
Access Type
With a State Library card

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music covers popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music with entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.

Access Type
With a State Library card

Oxford History of Western Music online offers an account of the evolution of Western classical music.

Access Type
With a State Library card
Oxford Reference Collection is of a core set of Encyclopedias and Dictionaries and other recognised reference material for 25 subject areas, including Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Religion, Music, Art and Architecture and language dictionaries with information and language suitable for t
Access Type
With a State Library card
Rolling Stone is the most iconic brand in music. Rolling Stone Australia magazine offers music, culture and social commentary on the things that matter.
Access Type
Freely accessible to all

The Western Australian New Music Archive is a joint initiative of the State Library of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Tura New Music, the National Library of Australia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

This page last updated on 13 April 2022