Recorded music collections are located in the audio-visual room across from the magazine and newspaper shelves. MPL carries all variety of music from classical, jazz and blues, R&B, rock, pop, gospel and soundtracks. You can browse the collections or search for a specific title, artist, or composer in the SWAN catalog. The library owns over 1700 music CD’s.
NOTE: It is very important you learn how to place holds on music CD’s especially new ones. Because our CD’s can be requested by patrons from other libraries, if no Matteson patron has a hold on it, our CD’s could roam the RAILS system if there are holds on it placed by patrons from other libraries. The only way our CD’s will find their way back to our shelves, if there are no holds placed on it from patrons from other RAILS libraries or if one of our patrons places a hold on it.
For help learning how to place a hold contact Adult Services for adult material and Youth Services for children and teen items.
Here are a few music Links you may find useful.
- Allmusic is a guide to all types of music and musicians.
- Downbeat Magazine covers jazz and blues.
- Fanfare Magazine classical music reviews
- NPR Music covers pop, jazz, classical, and world music plus live concerts online.
- Musopen is focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Musopen provides recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. “Our mission is to set music free”.