Research a wide range of health issues here. You can look up medications, explore various diseases and conditions, and find information from the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine.
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Arts & Science
Dive into our rich music, arts and science resources.
This curated content collection includes traditional databases as well as streaming and downloadable film and music.
- California Academy of Sciences
- Oakland Museum of California
- Pacific Pinball Museum
- UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- and more!
Many Bay Area libraries participate in Discover & Go; you can find other Library’s Discover & Go portals here: https://discoverandgo.org/.
Features peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive, a terrific first-stop for research.
Includes full-text New York Times back to 1995.
Enjoy thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital is offered at no cost to patrons via browser, Android and IOS.
To begin, you'll need a Berkeley Public Library card. Then go to hoopladigital.com and:
1. Follow their fast and easy sign-up process.
2. If you want hoopla on the go, you can install their free mobile app on your iOS or Android device.
That's it! No holds, no waiting! Once you sign in, you are set to begin borrowing. You can borrow up to 7 items per month. Borrowing times are 21 days for audiobook, eBook and comics, 7 days for music and 3 days for video.
(This resource is not available on Library Catalog Machines. If using on Library internet machines, use Mozilla Firefox.)
Use your library card to access full-color digital popular magazines. Issues include the same material you get in print; some have enhanced content. Read online or download to your computer or mobile device. Download the RBdigital mobile app to your computer or mobile device. You will need to create a login and password using your email. This same login and password provides access to IndieFlix, our streaming film service.
RBdigital is not available at catalog only computers.
A large collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks available to download or stream. Download the app, then listen or read on your computer, e-reader, smart phone, Kindle or tablet. You will need to create a login and password using your email Check out this page for support. OverDrive is not available at library catalog only machines.
Stream independent films, documentaries and shorts for free with your library card. Unlimited access to film festival favorites from internet-enabled devices including Roku and XBox.
Berkeley Public Library card holders will create a login and password using your email. This same login and password provides access to RBdigital, our digital magazine service.
InstantFlix is not available from Library Catalog Machines.
Use this online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica to conduct research and work on special projects. You can even store your research in your own personal My Britannica account.
Start with the encyclopedia and then move on to current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, and more.
Watch this video to learn more about Britannica.
Streaming access to 2.2 million tracks of classical music, Jazz, Access to a large music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 100,000 CDs with more than 1,500,000 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.