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 7 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 will not require any play credits to view. 

 

Hoopla

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Enjoy thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital is offered at no cost to patrons via browser, Android and IOS.

To begin, you'll need a Berkeley Public Library card. Then go to hoopladigital.com and:

1. Follow their fast and easy sign-up process.

2. If you want hoopla on the go, you can install their free mobile app on your iOS or Android device.

That's it! No holds, no waiting! Once you sign in, you are set to begin borrowing. You can borrow up to 7 items per month. Borrowing times are 21 days for audiobook, eBook and comics, 7 days for music and 3 days for video.

Explore and register at hoopladigital.com. Questions? Check out hoopladigital.com/support

(This resource is not available on Library Catalog Machines. If using on Library internet machines, use Mozilla Firefox.)

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A large collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks available to download or stream. Download the app, then listen or read on your computer, e-reader, smart phone, Kindle or tablet. You will need to create a login and password using your email Check out this page for support. OverDrive is not available at library catalog only machines.

The free Libby app from Overdrive is the easiest way for many readers to get started with Overdrive.

Note: OverDrive for Mac is available for macOS versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.14 (Mojave). The Overdrive for Mac App will not be supported on MacOS Catalina (version 10.15) and above. Read about how to use Overdrive on MacOs Catalina here.

 

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

Looking for a new source of education and entertaining children’s programming? Then check out  Kanopy  Kids, featuring  hundreds  of  enriching  videos  available  to  stream  whenever  you  want.  Kanopy  has  partnered  with  Common  Sense  Media™ to  provide  developmentally  appropriate  age  ratings  to  help  you  decide  what  to  watch.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to cityofberkeley.kanopy.com/kids 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! Play credits are not required to watch Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in the curated collection for kids. 

For more information about Kanopy Kids, check out the FAQ.

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On enki library, you can find encyclopedias; recovered classics; short stories & essays; and Library Journal SELF-e Select: a best-of self-published collection!

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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 kid's magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Zoodles, Ladybug and more.

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

Parents, need some help? Check this page.

Language Learning Centered Around You

Mango is a personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best.

 

● Choose from 70+ world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology and delivered thorugh native speaker dialogue.
● Real-world conversations that won’t leave you lost in translation
● Voice Comparison for matching your pronunciation with native-speaker audio
● Listening & Reading Activities for reinforcing learned material and building new skills
● Personalized Review System that adapts to your individual learning pathway
● Culture Notes for unique insights into different cultures
● Mango Movies for learning through engaging, authentic content

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. Limited amount of users.

 

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.