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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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.
More than 670,000 tracks from all genres of music are available to stream!
NOTE: Music Online from Alexander Street Press is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
Discover California history! Photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.
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 –books, music, audiobooks, and films - available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to tablets, computers and Android and IOS smartphones.
To begin, go to hoopladigital.com and:
1. Follow the fast and easy sign-up process using your library card.
2. If you want hoopla on the go, install the free mobile app on your iOS or Android device.
That's it! No holds, no waiting! You can borrow up to 10 items per month. Borrowing times are 21 days for audiobook, eBook and comics, 7 days for music, and 3 days for videos.
Questions? Check out hoopladigital.com/support
NOTE: Hoopla is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
Overdrive offers instant access to the latest issues of your favorite magazines. All Overdrive magazines are always available with no wait lists or holds to manage.
More than 3,000 magazines available, including top titles like:
- US Weekly
- The New Yorker
- National Geographic
- The Economist
- Vanity Fair
- Rolling Stone
There is also a large selection of magazines in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French and more.
Magazines will check out for 21 days. You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period or you can borrow it again with no waiting. Magazine use does not count against Overdrive checkout limits.
BPL card holders can check out up to ten Overdrive ebooks and eaudiobooks simultaneously. SimplyE can be used for Overdrive ebooks and eaudiobooks.
NOTE: OverDrive/Libby is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
Overdrive provides a large and ever-growing collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks. Download the free Libby app, or visit the website libbyapp.com then listen or read on your device. Please see this page for support.
SimplyE can be used for Overdrive eBooks.
BPL card holders can now check out up to ten Overdrive items simultaneously!
Note: Mac users can read about how to use Overdrive on MacOs Catalina here.
Note: Libby's minimum iOS is iOS 10.
NOTE: OverDrive is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
Kanopy is now accessible through the Extras section on the Libby app. You have 10 film play credits available per calendar month.
Starting February 23, 2022:
• The OverDrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft store. Download links for the legacy OverDrive desktop app for Windows and Mac will be removed from overdrive.com/apps.
• New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby.
• Users who previously installed the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) will still be able to use it without disruption.
• All users can continue to access the OverDrive website.
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.
(NOTE: BPL does not have an access code for the NAXOS app.)
NOTE: Naxos is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.