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The Archival Sound Recordings service is the result of a project to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive collections. It includes music, accents and sounds from nature.

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts National (BoB) enables users to watch broadcast programmes from over 60 TV and radio channels. Key features of BoB include access to all BBC TV and radio content dating from 2007 (800,000+ programmes), over 10 foreign language channels, including French, German and Italian, and searchable transcripts.

Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library is a database of recordings ranging from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental and opera.

Dance in Video

Dance in Video contains 260 videos of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental and improvisational dance.

Digitalia film library streaming

The Digitalia film library has a collection of streaming films and documentaries from Spain, Latin America, Argentine and other countries. There are some fascinatingly under-researched - and hard to find - films from across Europe and the US. There is also a small but nearly definitive collection of Hollywood studio films which would be valuable additions to a range of courses across the English / American Studies, Drama and Languages studies.

Jisc Mediahub/Media Plus

A service delivered to the UK higher and further education community in association with JISC, bringing more than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings to your screen.

Kanopy film library streaming

Kanopy’s catalogue of videos has grown to over 25,000 videos and includes films from the BBC, PBS, Media Education Foundation, and many other production houses. Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Please note only videos subscribed to by the Library will be available to view.

Lenagan Library

Sounds recordings and films are available to borrow from Lenagan Library.


The Naxos Music Library includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including classical music, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music. Whilst listening, you can read notes on composers or artists in Naxos's database. You can select works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre.

Routledge Performance Archive

The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing unique access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance.


Screenonline is a website developed by the British Film Institute which is devoted to the history of British film and television. The site features hundreds of hours of video clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Film and Television Archive together with thousands of stills, posters and press books and several hours of recorded interviews with film and television personalities.

The University Language Centre (ULC) catalogue

ULC Library stocks a wide variety of materials in text, audio, CD-ROM and DVD formats, and there is a wide range of world cinema titles.

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