Please Note:All movies and music at Central Library (including holds) must be checked out in the Audiovisual area located in the lower level. Thank you for your cooperation.

New Rock & Pop »

New R&B »

GRAMMY Awards Nominees

Staff Picks

RSS Staff Picks: Music »

The Death of Rock

The last couple of years have been difficult for me musically. Having come of age during the birth of the flannel-espousing grunge era, which morphed into the somewhat ironically-named “alternative rock” movement (which then morphed into what was commonly referred to as “modern rock” when it finally gave up any pretention of being “alternative”), I have always had heavy, guitar-driven rock music as the backbone of my listening preferences. I enjoy other genres of music as well, but hard rock & heavy metal are what nourish my soul. The music scene changes, however, and the success of bands like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers have brought folk-driven rock to the forefront of the indie scene. It’s not that heavier bands don’t exist; you just have to work harder to find them....


Freegal: "Free & Legal" Music Downloads »

Freegal Music gives you “free & legal” access to millions of songs.

Note! Freegal services are available to KPL Resident Area borrowers only.


Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to more than 7 million songs from 10,000+ labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Learn more...


Hoopla Digital: Videos, Music, Audiobooks »

Borrow free digital videos, music, and audiobooks with your library card.

Note! Hoopla services are available to KPL Resident Area borrowers only.


Start using Hoopla Digital today to begin borrowing free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

There’s no waiting to borrow and Hoopla Digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. Learn more...

Attn: Apple iOS 7.1 users:

Share Your Thoughts