Cultural Symphony Unveiled: Explore LBPL's Alexander Street!

Resource's name, Alexander Street, in stylized letters with marquee lights and a theater stage in the background.

Embark on a Cultural Exploration: Long Beach Public Library Unveils Alexander Street by ProQuest!

The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) is thrilled to introduce the Alexander Street platform by ProQuest. Now available in the Digital Library, Alexander Street grants an exclusive, all-in-one pass to the world of performing arts. Through surround-sound recordings and exclusive content, Alexander Street brings the magic of stage performances to audiences who might otherwise be hindered by travel, time, or cost.

Alexander Street is organized into collections, with each collection featuring international, diverse, historical, rare, and award-winning performances within a specific performing arts genre.

The Collections

Watch recordings of live performances 🎭

Broadway on Demand
Broadway performances and behind-the-scenes looks.

National Theatre Collection
British theatre featuring award-winning actors and directors.

Qwest TV Collection
Jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, electronic, and blues performances, including the Legends in Concert series. Curated by Quincy Jones and Reza Ackbaraly.

Royal Shakespeare Company Collection
Modern performances of Shakespeare plays from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Theatre.

Classical Music in Video | Dance in Video | Opera in Video | Theatre in Video
​"In Video" collections contain performances, interviews, and documentaries representing the history and range of each genre. This includes archival and contemporary content.

Listen to international music and voices 🎤

L.A. Theatre Works Collection
Radio dramas (think: plays as audiobooks) performed by leading actors from around the world.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Folk music, blues, soul, jazz, protest songs, spoken word, children's songs, and more from 169+ countries representing over 450 languages.

To explore the features of this amazing new resource, visit LBPL’s Digital Library.

This online resource is supported with K-12 educational funds provided by the State of California and coordinated by the California State Library.