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Jazz Resources in the Music & Recorded Sound Division...and Beyond: Circulating books and media

Circulating, non-circulating, and online resources related to jazz. Created by Jessica Wood, Assistant Curator of Music & Recorded Sound

Searching for circulating books and media on jazz

To browse for circulating books, CDs, and DVDs related to jazz musicians and jazz history, follow these steps:

  • Head to the NYPL home page:
  • On the right-hand side of the screen, click on the word "search"


  • In the search box, type "jazz," or the name of a performer, ensemble, or sub-genre (such as swing or bebop)
  • Leave the bubble checked for "search the catalog"


  • On the next page, under "format," click book/text, music CD, etc. Your results will then be limited to just that format.
  • On the next page, under "collection," click "circulating." The resulting page will contain only items that can be checked out and taken home from the library.


  • Continue using the facets along the left hand side of the screen to further refine your results.
  • Once you've identified an item you'd like to check out, note the location of that item; or click to have the item sent to your preferred branch. 

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