We're excited to share some important news with you as we adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of music. Over the years, we've been your trusted source for music, offering everything from records to cassettes and, most recently, CDs. However, as music consumption habits continue to shift, we're making some changes to better align with your needs. We're bidding farewell to our Music CD collection in light of the significant decline in sales, production, and usage in recent years. The entire Music CD collection will be removed from our libraries at the beginning of January 2024.
Rest assured, we're not leaving your musical interests behind. Instead, we're focusing on the current musical landscape, which is dominated by streaming. You can explore a world of music tailored to your tastes through our streaming services, including hoopla and the Naxos Music Library. But for those who still prefer the tactile experience of CDs, we've got you covered. You can continue enjoying your favorite music by requesting CDs through our Link+ system, which searches libraries across California to deliver them right to your home library. Whether you're exploring the latest hits or revisiting timeless classics, the Alameda County Library remains your go-to destination for musical discovery.
We welcome your comments about this change to our music CD collection. We value the privacy of our library members and ask that you do not include your library card number in your comment.
What will happen to the Music CDs after they’re removed from the library?
AC Library will be following our standard procedure for removing items from our collection. Music CDs will be made available to the public before recycling. Please check with your local library in the new year to find out more.
When will Music CDs no longer be available?
On November 1, we will no longer allow holds on Music CDs.
On January 2, Music CDs will begin to be removed from libraries and checkouts will no longer be allowed.
Where can I find your streaming music?
hoopla and Naxos Music Library have many options available for a wide range of musical tastes. We encourage you to explore our music streaming eResources: