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/.
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
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.
RBdigital is not available at catalog only computers.
Overdrive provides a large and ever-growing collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks. Download the free Libby app, then listen or read on your device. You will need to create a login and password using your email. 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.
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.