Naxos Music Libraries

Tallinn Central Library patrons may now use the English-language Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library Jazz databases.

What is Naxos?

Naxos Music Group is a Hong Kong-based company, which includes Naxos Records (a record label for classical music), and different databases that enable streaming music and contain information on music and music history. The catalogue boasts over 150 000 CD-s and 2 million individual tracks.

What can you do in Naxos Music Library?

The Naxos databases provide a comprehensive selection of different styles, genres, performers, and eras of music. Classical music, jazz, blues, rock, and world music are included.

For example, users can:

  • Listen to songs/works from thematic categories
  • Create personal playlists
  • Use the Naxos Dictionary of Music: a glossary of composers, music terms, and musical instruments

Information on using the Naxos databases

The databases can be used free of charge with a valid Tallinn Central Library card by patrons who do not have any previous unpaid fees.

Internet-based music databases can be used:

  • In Tallinn Central Library’s Music Department (Estonia pst 8),
  • With your personal device using either the browser or an application

NB Apple devices may not support the Naxos databases. Please use a different browser or device.

The databases are meant for personal use only. Copying and using the data and texts for commercial use is prohibited. Tracks, albums and other pieces of music are protected, public performance is not permitted.

How to use music databases?

Open the home page of Naxos databases:

To log in:

  • Add your personal identity code or library card number
  • Use your My ESTER password
  • Choose the database you wish to use.

Users can search music by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Select the track or piece of music and press Play.
Please log out from the website or application after you are finished using the database.


Naxos Music Library includes categorised playlists. Every user can also create their own playlists. To use the playlist feature, you need to register a personal account within Naxos.

How to create a personal account:

  • Log into the database with your My ESTER user
  • Click the Playlists option from the Naxos menu bar 
  • In the gray Student/Member Playlists bar, click the link to Sign Up 
  • Fill in the registration form, creating your own password.
  • Once you’ve submitted the form, you’ll need to check the e-mail you registered with in order to confirm your registration.
  • Open Playlists again and log in (Login)
  • Click New playlists to start a new playlist
  • Choose a title and click Save Playlist
  • Open the detailed view of any album and click „+“ to add tracks to your playlist
  • In the pop-up box, select the folder and playlist to add the tracks to, and name the playlist


Using Naxos on your personal smart device

Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library Jazz can be used on smart devices with apps. Please use your chosen app store to download the app. To use the applications, you need to create a personal account on the Naxos website (see the first five points of „How to create a personal account“).

NB The app can only be used to stream music and create playlists.

Further instructions in English can be found here:

If you have any questions or problems, please contact