ArtistWorks

Unlimited access to master musicians.

Libby account required for access.

About ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks is an online platform that provides video-based music and art lessons taught by world-renowned instructors. The platform offers a wide variety of courses covering different musical instruments, genres, and styles, as well as art courses in painting, drawing, and more.

The lessons are structured into a series of videos, where each video covers a specific topic or skill level. Students can watch the videos at their own pace and submit video recordings of their own playing or artwork for feedback from their instructor. The instructors provide personalized feedback to each student, offering guidance on technique, interpretation, and more.

ArtistWorks is designed for both beginners and advanced learners. It offers a flexible learning environment that allows students to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. Additionally, the platform provides a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for music and art, allowing students to connect with each other, share their progress, and receive support and encouragement.

Overall, ArtistWorks is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn music or art from world-class instructors in a flexible, convenient, and personalized way.

Libby Extras

Login to Libby using your library card and get access to even more entertainment and educational resources. You’ll find these resources under the “Extras” section of Libby. Through Libby you can access exclusive services like AristWorks, Stingray Classica, Craftsy, Craftsy Español, iNDIEFLIX, Qello Concerts by Stingray, and The Great Courses!

What’s even better, extras don’t count against the borrowing limit in Libby!

To get started with an Extra, tap the service you want, then tap Get. This will take you out of Libby to get access to the service. Your library card gives you free access, but some providers may require you to create an account before you can use their service.

Note: You may see prompts for discounts and other promotions while accessing providers’ services. These can be safely ignored. Those are intended for users who pay out of their own pockets for those services.

For all extra resources except Kanopy, you borrow access to the service for a set amount of time. Often 7 day passes but some are longer. Borrowed services appear on your “shelf” so you can easily get back to them during your access period. Access periods vary by provider, but you can use the service as much as you’d like during your access period.

For Kanopy, you don’t borrow access to the service. Instead, tapping “Get takes you directly to the Kanopy app (once it’s installed), where you can borrow as many titles per month as your library allows. Since you’re not borrowing the service, Kanopy doesn’t appear on your “Shelf,” and you can access your account any time directly in the Kanopy app.

Enjoying your videos from your tablet, phone, or computer couldn’t be easier while on your home network. Follow the instructions below on how to set that up and use it on your particular device.

Use AirPlay to stream video or mirror the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Cast video from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

Yes! There’s no limit to the amount of times you can access any of the services offered in Libby extras .

Libby’s extras are only for patrons of the Laurel County Public Library and it’s hidden from the rest of the users in the Kentucky Libraries Unbound consortium.

Just login with your library card and you should be able to view and access all the extras.

What it’s great for:
  • Learning how to play an instrument
  • Great for beginners and experienced musicians
  • Receive vocal training
Works best on:
  • Computers (web browser)
  • Tablets (web browser)
  • Mobile Phones (web browser)
  • Televisions (Airplay/Casting)

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Frequently Asked Questions

You first need a library card and a Libby account. Once you have those, visit the “Extras” section in Libby to get access.

Note: If you’re using the Libby app on your phone or tablet, you’ll need to stay within Libby’s in app browser to continue to access to with that service.

Unfortunately you can’t. That’s designed for users that pay for the service out-of-pocket.

With Libby, each time you get a pass, the account that gets automatically created is only temporary and expires along with your pass.

You can also visit Libby’s website  to get more help.

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