Whether you are a novice or knowledgeable about jazz, you’ll enjoy browsing and borrowing any of the over 3,000 items devoted to the history and present day enjoyment of jazz. The San Ramon Library Jazz Collection includes DVDs, videos, music CDs, and books both current and out-of print—including biographies and history of early jazz through today’s artists, along with local and international artists. The collection has a heavy emphasis on Duke Ellington and the Jazz Age in Paris, owing to the Smithsonian exhibit, “Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington,” sponsored by the Library in 1996. The Library also subscribes to the periodicals Jazziz, JazzEd and Down Beat. All items are available to borrow within the Contra Costa County Library, and are available for inter-library loan through participating “Link+” libraries in California.
How to search for and place holds on San Ramon Library Jazz Collection materials:
Visit the Contra Costa County Library online catalog at www.ccclib.org and select “Classic Catalog View” located on the left pane of the library homepage. Using “Show Advanced Search,” enter the keyword “jazz” in the search box. Scroll down to “Select Branches to Limit by” and choose “San Ramon.” Select “Hold” for delivery of materials to any Contra Costa County Library Location.
Please call 925-973-2850 if you have any questions or need assistance.