Downloads & Streaming

Create music and film playlists to stream or share.

Stream films, download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. 

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If you're interested in independent, international, classic and documentary films, sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service.

Includes films from The Criterion Collection, Great Courses and PBS as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to cityofberkeley.kanopystreaming.com and create an account by clicking on the Sign Up button.

2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.

3. Add your library card number.

4. Start watching videos! You have 10 film play credits available per calendar month.

Each video will use 1 play credit regardless of length, unless you are accessing videos from Kanopy Kids or the Great Courses, which do not require any play credits to view. 

 

Hoopla

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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

 

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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. 

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.

 

Still images of animated favorites such as Babar and Badoo on Kanopy Kids

Check out Kanopy Kids for hundreds of educational and entertaining videos for children. Enjoy unlimited streaming views of movies, TV series, and animated storybooks from the Kanopy Kids collection.

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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!

SimplyE is the optimal way to access the enki library on your iOS or Android device.

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More than 670,000 tracks 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.

rbdigital

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.

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Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.
Easy to use and you get access to lots of back issues too!

Language Learning Centered Around You

Choose from 70+ world languages to learn with tools that adapt to how you learn best. Listen to conversations between native speakers, and use Voice Comparison to match your pronunciation with native-speaker audio. Try Mango now!

Naxos Music Library

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.

Naxos Jazz Music Library here and Naxos World Music Library here.

Safari Books Online

Search, browse and read technical books online. Subject areas include operating systems, programming languages, database technologies and more. Note: There are a limited amount of concurrent users, and access must be through your web browser, not the app.

 

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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Use SimplyE to find download and read thousands of titles on your mobile device.