WSU Online Music Collection

The Online Music Collection is a collection of streamed music used primarily for music education courses at Winona State University (WSU). The WSU Krueger Library digitizes and streams the individual music files for the WSU Community.

The Online Music Collection can be accessed via the WSU Library Catalog.

  1. Select the "Advanced" link for the Advanced Search option (located just to the left of the search box).
  2. Next select the appropriate "Collection," in this case select CDs Online --See catalog or Online Music.
  3. You can search for the music by keyword, artist, composer, genre or other related terms.
  4. When you find a title you would like to listen to, click on the title to see the catalog record.
  5. Next click on the Online info link. This will link you to the individual music tracks, playlist, and liner notes.
    Please note the the Online Music Collection is only available on the WSU Campus or via the WSU VPN.
  6. Also if the music does not play after you click on a track, your browser may have pop-up windows blocked or the music player window might be behind your other windows

Music in progess: We try to make music available when it is in the process of being digitized. For the Music which is not in the catalog please visit our Uncataloged Online Music.


These sound files have been prepared to provide instructional support for students enrolled at Winona State University and only tracks from recordings owned by Krueger Library are listed in the Online Music Collection. Copying, downloading, redistribution, modification and/or archiving of these files is prohibited.


When WSU began its investigation into online music collection models, there were two models for digital music among libraries. One model was the e-reserve system which was used by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, and St. Cloud State University. This model allows for access for authenticated access to students in designated course (for the duration of the course).

The second model can be seen at Indiana University (IU). IU set up the Variations (and now Variations2) project at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library. In this model, the distribution of the streamed sound is limited to designated areas on campus. The recordings in the Music Library's collection can be found by searching the online catalog. Another example, Fogler Library collection, at the University of Maine, allows access to their Listening Center Online to students and faculty on their campus network. The WSU Online Music Collection is only available on the WSU campus (and via VPN authenicated login). The purpose of the project is primarily for educational use in the Music Department and other WSU curriculum.

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