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Local Music Project

We also have a selection of work from Iowa City area musicians available for free download at!

Loan Periods and Fines

Audio DiscsLimitLoan PeriodOverdue Fines
Music CDsNone3 weeks25¢/day
Holiday CDs (at holiday time)None1 week25¢/day
Fiction AudiobooksNone3 weeks25¢/day
Nonfiction AudiobooksNone3 weeks25¢/day
Children's MusicNone3 weeks20¢/day
Children's Fiction AudiobooksNone3 weeks20¢/day
Children's Books with CDsNone3 weeks20¢/day

Online Resources

  • Useful for finding background information on performers, including discographies, and for evaluations of popular recordings. It also has a wealth of information on classical composers and their works, including availability of recordings.
  • Gramophone A British website that offers reviews and allows you to search for recommended recordings by composer.
  • Metacritic A cross-section of reviews from many critics presented with scored rankings.