Audio recordings available from the library. Includes CDs, spoken word, sound effects, radio on-demand, and more.
Audio recordings and sound effects
The library has a collection of recordings on CD, including spoken-word and sound effects.
(limit results to 'Content Type: Audio recording')
- Box of Broadcasts
The Box of Broadcasts service allows you to search, record, and play archived sound recordings from national radio stations.
- Independent Local Radio - Audio files from four archives of Independent Local Radio from 1973 to 1996.
In addition there are databases and websites which contain audio recordings, including music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
Archival Sound Recordings is the result of a development project to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive's extensive collections. The British Library holds one of the world’s foremost sound archives with a collection of over 3.5 million audio recordings.
Browse our film, TV and radio resources.