With our huge collection of audiobooks and music, the library is the best place to change up what’s in your earbuds. Whether it’s that new release title you’ve been craving or an album that takes you back to the glory days, you never know what you’re going to find.


From jazz to pop to soundtracks and beyond, our CD collection has something to please every listener. Best of all, it’s broken down by category, making it easy for you to locate tunes for each and every mood.

Feel like downloading or streaming music instead? Check out Freegal MusicPick what you want and listen to it now. No waiting! Artists available through this service include Adele, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Elle King, Elvis, Pitbull, and Placido Domingo.

  • Pro Tip: There is a weekly allotment that you can download and a daily allotment you can stream. The Freegal app makes downloading content even easier and it’s available for Android and Apple.


Always feel like you’re too busy to read? Audiobooks are your answer! Books can keep you company as you work out, run miles, do errands or tackle household chores. The library offers a broad selection of audiobooks on CD for listeners, including gripping thrillers, timeless romances, and compelling nonfiction. Thousands of titles are on the shelves for you to browse, with new items being added all the time.

  • Pro tip: No CD player? No problem. Try a Playaway! Each single-title device comes pre-loaded with a book you can’t wait to read. Just pop in a battery, plug in your headphones and go – Playaways are available for readers of all ages, and they couldn’t be easier to use. Check out what’s available on Playaway now!

Do you use a mobile device to listen to audiobooks? Check out Washington Anytime Library for big hitters like George R.R. Martin, James Patterson, E.L. James and Stephen King. Popular nonfiction titles are here as well: Bossypants, Killing Reagan, Unbroken, The Power of Habit, Orange is the New Black, Wild, and more! Family road trip? There are hundreds of titles to keep the kiddos entertained including Knuffle Bunny, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, The Wind in the Willows, Frog and Toad, andWhere The Red Fern Grows.

  • Pro Tip: It can take a little time for just purchased digital materials to show up in our catalog. If you are looking for a new release you may want to start by searching the Washington Anytime Library website instead of our catalog.