Welcome to Jazz & Swing at the Anacortes Public Library, located in NW Washington.

Jazz Primer

The Library features the Manieri Jazz & Swing collection, specially chosen books, CDs & DVDs on the uniquely American art of jazz & swing music. This collection is funded by a generous endowment from the Dominic & Patricia Manieri estate & has been carefully selected by Paul de Barros, jazz critic for the Seattle Times , and John Gilbreath, executive director of Seattle’s respected Earshot Jazz organization.

The Manieri Jazz & Swing collection represents the entire history of jazz, from the juke joints & cathouses of New Orleans to the swank modern jazz clubs of New York & Chicago. The items in the collection are available for check-out by Library patrons.

Through the Manieri endowment, the Library also

  • Sponsors local jazz events, including free concerts at the Library on the 2nd Sunday of each month;
  • Fosters jazz education in area public schools through grants & scholarships; &
  • Encourages the preservation & proliferation of jazz & swing through education, entertainment & the collection itself.

HOOPLA is available now!

Listen to one of the largest online jazz collections available with this recently added database featuring music, movies, ebooks and audiobooks.  Read Chet Baker’s autobiography, while listening to his music, then watch the documentary, all from the same resource.  New music releases available the same day they are released, including the entire Blue Note catalog.  Click on the Manieri category for a curated list of jazz favorites.  Hoopla is an incredible jazz resource!!

Hoopla is a digital media service accessible through your browser or the Hoopla App that offers streaming and downloadable music, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and graphic novels – instantly available 24/7 with your library card all in one place.  There’s a ton of content  including 300,000 music titles, over 40,000 audiobooks, 13,000 movies, 180,000 ebooks, over 9000 comics, and more – all in an incredibly user friendly interface.  Click here to sign up.


Listen to jazz music online through our newest database, the Jazz Music Library.

jazz-libraryThis is the largest online collection of jazz available anywhere with over 120,000 recordings. The music is streaming audio for listening on computers or mobile devices. Create playlists and return to favorite recordings any time. A 14-digit library card is needed for access to the database, which is available from the library website library.cityofanacortes.org or www.jazzatthelibrary.com. Please call the library for assistance getting started. This database is a compliment to our extensive Jazz CD collection. Both are made possible through the Manieri Bequest for jazz and swing.


Streaming Jazz

nml-logoNAXOS Music Library Jazz is an invaluable resource for jazz enthusiasts. You will find renowned Jazz labels, first-class performance and sound, and you will have access anytime, anywhere that you have an internet connection. Every track is instantly accessible at the click of a mouse and you can build playlists of your favorites.

To log in, use your 14-digit library card number. If your card has a 5-digit bar code, please stop by the Library for an updated card.

Click on the logo below, log in and enjoy!