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Jazz Resources in the Music & Recorded Sound Division...and Beyond: Electronic resources with remote access

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

Recommended e-books on jazz

E-books on jazz, including audiobooks

The library uses several platforms to make e-books available to its cardholders. For e-books (including audiobooks) on jazz, we especially recommend Overdrive as a way to locate and access materials.

To search for e-book titles, follow these steps:

  • Head to
  • Click on the "search" button on the right hand side of the screen. 
  • Then type in the word "jazz", or the name of a favorite performer or sub-genre of jazz. The results page will include filters on the left hand side of the page that allow you to limit to biography, non-fiction, audiobook, etc.

We've provided links to some of our recommendations in the sidebar to the left.

More information on accessing e-books can be found on this page

E-journals available from home with a NYPL card

The following jazz-related periodicals are available online, including from home:

Streaming audio

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Naxos Music Library, while strongest in classical music, also contains a significant number of jazz and jazz-influenced recordings. Naxos is available from home and via mobile apps for both Android and iOS. Please check the link above for details. Information about how to search in Naxos is available here.