Berkeley Bikes

We sure love to bike in Berkeley! From balance bikes to fixies and everything in between, we take to the roads and trails to enjoy this great spot we get to call home.  

Enjoy music, movies and books all about biking.  Better yet, get on your bike and come visit us!

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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.

 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!
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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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Available until March 31, 2017.

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.

Freegal is not available from Library Catalog Machines.

Available until March 31, 2017. Effective April 1, 2017, Freegal will no longer be available via Berkeley Public Library.  Access streaming digital music from our other fantastic resources like HooplaMusic Online, and Naxos for free with your library card. 

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.

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.