Kids

Excited to learn something new? Got homework?  We've got tools to help!  

Looking for a great ebook, eaudiobook or emagazine? We've got you covered.

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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 the basic facts you need for reports on California history, including:

Native Americans

Explorers

Missions

Ranchos

Governors

and decade-by-decade events

Includes early civilizations, countries, US states, presidents, and religions.

Biograph in Context

Interested in a famous person? Research more than 525,000 people from the past and present here.

Find Images, audio files, excerpts from primary sources such as newpapers and speeches, links to websites, and other resources here.

Britannica Library

Kids, you can do research for your reports here on subjects like countries, animals, social studies, world religions and more. You'll also find images and video clips.

(Certain map links will not work on Catalog Only computers.)

 Discover & Go
Discover & Go provides Berkeley Public Library card holders (adult and senior cards only) access to free and discounted passes to amazing venues throughout the Bay Area including:
  • Asian Art Museum
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Pacific Pinball Museum
  • and more!
 
Overdrive For Kids

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

Oxford English Dictionary

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 that include etymology, definition, date of origination, pronunciation, quotations and cross-references.

Learn a new "word of the day" and more!
 

 

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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Practice for the GRE, PSAT, SAT and ACT.  

Get help with college admissions essays.

Study for your AP Exams.

All available to you, wherever you are whenever you need it.  For free.

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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.

National Geographic Lobo
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue from 1888 to the present day — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
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With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

Find full-text access to Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and West County Times, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S.