Books & Literature

Find your next favorite book and catch up on new releases.

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Use this service to:
  • find titles similar to ones you have read
  • discover everything an author has written
  • figure out what order to read books in a series
  • explore books with specific settings, protagonists or plots

Learn more in this handy NovelList Handout.

 
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Find your next favorite book! Search by topics, reading level, genres, ethnicity of authors, read-alikes and more.

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On enki library, you can find fiction and nonfiction from independent publishers, including UC Press and McGraw-Hill; recovered classics; and much more!

Next Reads Newsletters

Sign up for these email newsletters for new book lists and reading suggestions.Mystery, fantasy, biography, travel, books for kids and more.

 

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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. 

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.

 

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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

 

Safari Books Online

Search, browse and read technical books online. Subject areas include operating systems, programming languages, database technologies and more. Limited amount of users.

 

Oxford English Dictionary

An authoritative guide to the English Language, featuring the meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation of words. The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary contains the complete text of the 20-volume 2nd edition and all work to date on the 3rd edition including regular updates and revisions. Research over 1000 years of English through entries for 600,000 words.

 

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Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. With Artemis you will find full texts of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

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Features Something About the Author, African American Literature, Drama for Students, Short Stories for Students and many other resources.

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An extensive compilation of literary commentary that represents a wide range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras & genres. The database consists of content from: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism.

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Can't find what you're looking for in the Library’s catalog? Try Link+! Link+ is a resource sharing network of over 60 public and academic libraries whose library collections are now available to you!