Music & Film

Hinsdale Public Library DVD and CD collections

Thanks to a generous $20,000 grant given to the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation by the Hinsdale Theater Foundation 2004, the movies_and_music_remotelibrary added approximately 600 DVDs and 100 movie soundtrack CDs to our collection. A broad range of award-winning and classic films were chosen for this core collection using numerous criteria, including Oscar, Golden Globe and international film festival award winners. As the DVD collection continues to grow we strive to maintain a range of classic and award-winning films as well as to make the latest big-screen hits available to our patrons.

In addition to the 100 movie soundtrack CDs purchased with the Theater Foundation’s generous grant, the CD collection at the Hinsdale Public Library houses and assortment of musical genres including rock, classical, pop, world, rap, R&B, opera, and more. Due to our commitment to keeping both the DVD and CD collections as current as possible they are both in a state of continual growth and input from our patrons about what they would like to see added to these collections is always welcome.

Take a moment to browse recent updates in our movie and music collections:





The Hinsdale Public Library has a variety of books and that will certainly appeal to music and film buffs, some of our favorite reference resources include:

Resources for Film Lovers

Video Hound’s Golden Movie Retriever 2008
(R 791.4375 VID)

Halliwell’s Film Guide 2008 (R 791.4375 HAL)

The Great Movies & The Great Movies II
(R 791.4375 EBE)

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
(R 791.43 ONE)

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies
Ever Made
(R 791.4375 NEW)

The Film Encyclopedia 5th(R 791.43 KAT)

Resources for Music Lovers

The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
(R 784.54 NEW)

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
(R 780.3 NEW)

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music
(R 780.3 BIL)

Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians 7th
(R 780.92 BAK)

The New Penguin Opera Guide
(R 782.103 NEW)

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
(R 784.5 ENC)

Online Resources for Film and Music Lovers

Internet Movie Database
Millions of film and television listings searchable by title, name, character and more.

All-Movie Guide
Descriptions and reviews of nearly a quarter-million films.
Movie reviews, essays, interviews and the Movie Answer Man from film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Includes a searchable database of past Oscar nominees and winners.
Movie trailers, movie reviews and new movie previews from Rotten Tomatoes. is the consumer-faced internet arm of Billboard magazine.
Reviews from various critics and music publications on new releases from a variety of genres.

SWAN Catalog



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