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.



Sign in to Kanopy with your library card to enjoy a large collection of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries and popular movies.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids offers content that helps children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Categories include TV series, learning languages, animated storybooks, Anime favourites, classic films and family movies.


Western Australian New Music Archive

Access material related to the history of New Music in Western Australia, including audio and video, photographs, documents, scores and ephemera; as well as information about individuals, ensembles, organisations, locations and events that have shaped the State’s live music scene.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of classical music online. It includes over 75,000 tracks across classical music and historical recordings; as well as Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Notes on the works as well as biographical information on composers and artists are also available.

Grove Music

Grove Music Online

The authoritative resource for music research with over 51,000 articles charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe. Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and publishes hundreds of new articles and article revisions each year.

Oxford History of World Music

Oxford History of Western Music

The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an account of the evolution of western classical music with over 1,800 musical examples.  

Last updated on: 17 March 2020