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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Find Audio and Video

How to find audio and video using various tools.

Streaming Music

The Library provides access to thousands of streaming audios, both music and spoken word, through two major subscription packages. Many, but not all, of the works can be found using TigerSearch, but each database platform offers different searching and browsing experiences.  Naxos Music Library offers mostly classical music, whereas hoopla contains music from many genres, including classical, pop, folk, rock, country, dance, Latin, new age, jazz, movie soundtracks, fitness and workout music, and more.

Digital AudioBooks

The Library has digital audiobooks from OverDrive and hoopla.

OverDrive has audiobooks that the library has purchased specifically to support the curriculum, as well as some popular titles and titles of visiting authors. There are two ways to access streaming audiobooks from OverDrive: you can use the free Libby app with your mobile device or go to to borrow and enjoy digital titles on your computer.  View the OverDrive Guide for more information.

Hoopla offers audiobooks in a number of genres including biography, children's books, classics, mystery, romance, sci-fi, sports, teen, thriller, self-help, and more.

Instructions for setting up Naxos Music Library on a Mobile Device

Method 1

  1. Download and install the NML app (available in iOS and Android)
  2. Tap the “connect with your institution.” option
  3. Input the Activation Code for duPont Library, which can be found on this page.  If you are off-campus and cannot view this page, contact the library to get the code. You can email us at or call us at (931) 598-3333 or text us at (931) 563-0198.
  4. Fill out the required details to set up your individual account and choose your own password. Tap continue/save.
  5. Check your email. You should get a message from Naxos Music Library with a link to activate your account. Tap the link.
  6. Go back to the app and log in with your email address and the password you chose.

Method 2

  1. Go to Naxos on a computer and sign in using your Sewanee single sign-on credentials.
  2. Go to Playlists from the navigation menu on the left
  3. At the upper right of the page, see “Student/Member Account Login, Signup   and choose signup.
  4. After completing the Sign Up Form, you will receive an email. Complete the registration process by clicking the activation link in that email.
  5. The email address and password you register with will act as your login credentials for the Naxos mobile app. Now you can create and save personal playlists, and enjoy the service everywhere through the mobile app.