Downloads & Streaming

Create music and film playlists to stream or share.

Stream films, download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

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Access thousands of ebooks & audiobooks. Download, listen or read on your computer, e-reader, smart phone or tablet. Explore the collection and find your next favorite book to go.

Check out this page for support.

OverDrive is not available at library catalog only machines.

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More than 7 millions songs from all genres of music are available to stream! 

Music Online is divided into 5 collections for easier browsing: 
American Song
Classical Music Library
Contemporary World Music
Jazz Music Library, and 
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.

Zinio for Libraries

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines. Issues include the exact same material you get in print‚ and some have enhanced content. Read online or download to your computer or mobile device.  Download the zinio mobile app to your computer or mobile device. Learn all about it!

Berkeley Public Library card holders will create a login and password using your email.  This same login and password provides access to IndieFlix, our streaming film service.

Zinio is not available at catalog only computers.

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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 Zinio, our digital magazine service.

IndieFlix is not available from Library Catalog Machines.

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Get instant access to awesome kid's magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Zoodles, Discovery Girls, Ladybug and more.

Easy to use and you get access to lots of back issues too!

Parents, need some help? Check this page.

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Find new music or old favorites and listen for free with your library card. Download 5 DRM-free songs per week and stream up to 3 hours of music per day.

Freegal is not available from Library Catalog Machines.

Mango Languages: Start a Conversation

Learn conversational skills for 34 different languages and 15 different ESL courses.

Real-life situations and actual conversations help you to learn new languages.

Free registration for Mango account is required and will allow you to keep track of your progress.

Mango is not available from Library Catalog Machines.  

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Naxos Music Library

You have access to the world´s largest online classical 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!

And find the awesome Naxos Jazz Music Library here.

The PBS Video Collection

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.  Our streaming collection includes:  

  • America in Profile
  • American Experience
  • Frontline
  • God in America
  • Great Performances
  • History Detectives
  • NOVA
  • Odyssey
  • The films of Ken Burns and more.  


Enjoy!

Safari Books Online

Search, browse and read technical books online.

Subject areas include operating systems, programming languages, database technologies and 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!