The San Francisco Public Library has introduced a free streaming music platform — Baybeats — featuring Bay Area musicians.
The streaming service, which was announced this spring, went live on Saturday.
Albums from more than 100 artists from jazz to soul, rap to rock, classical to world were selected by a panel with strong ties to the Bay Area music communities, according to the library.
While anyone can stream the service, library cardholders can download albums.
The San Francisco library system is among several in the nation, including ones in New Orleans and Nashville, that have created their own music streaming platforms.