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.

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
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
With a State Library card
Oxford History of Western Music online offers an account of the evolution of Western classical music.<
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.

Last updated on 15 September 2021